64-bit processor with 4 cores, ≥ 3GHz
Processors/systems with at least 6 cores may be valuable for future ScanImage or user-specific requirements combining TPLSM imaging with other simultaneous processing/acquisition
16 GB RAM
Additional RAM may be valuable for future ScanImage or user-specific requirements, e.g. online image analysis done in User Functions
If PCIe based DAQ's (e.g. PCIe-6341) are used for Beams and Fast Z features, then additional PCIe slots will be required. Only the PCIe x1 slot for the MXI controller card is strictly required when using a PXIe chassis.
Additional PCIe slots may be valuable for future ScanImage or other user-specific requirements
A separate drive or partition for OS and data logging/storage is recommended, to avoid contention.
Either a RAID 0 magnetic drive pair or solid-state drive (SSD), whole or partition, is recommended for data logging/storage, to achieve write performance >300Mb/second.