Minimum hardware requirements are very dependent on the particular software being developed by a given Canopy user. Applications that need to store large arrays/objects in memory will require more RAM, whereas applications that need to perform numerous calculations or tasks more quickly will require a faster processor.
That said, we find that the following list represents the minimum requirements needed to install Canopy:
- Modern Operating System:
- Windows 7, 8.1, or 10
- Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, 64-bit
- Linux: RHEL 5/6, 64-bit (almost all libraries also work in Ubuntu)
- x86 CPU (Intel / AMD architecture)
- 4 GB RAM
- 5 GB free disk space
Most users will find that any computer bought in recent years will meet (and usually exceed) these hardware requirements.