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 Recommendation
CPU

64-bit processor with at least 4 cores, ≥ 3GHz.

Examples (Top Benchmark):

  • i7-4790K 4GHz Devil's Canyon processor tops the benchmark list
  • i7-7700K 4.2GHz Kaby Lake

(info) 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

RAM

≥ 16 GB RAM

(info) Additional RAM may be valuable for future ScanImage or user-specific requirements, e.g. online image analysis done in User Functions 

PCIe slots
  • PCIe x16 for a graphics card - Graphics card is not required if using the i7-4790K as it has on board graphics which are fine for ScanImage operations
  • (required) PCIe x1 for MXI controller connecting to the PXI chassis
  • (optional) PCIe x1 for a PCIe-6321 dedicated to Pockels control
  • (optional) PCIe x1 for a PCIe-6321 dedicated to Piezo/Fast Z control.

(info) We recommend PXIe based DAQ's (e.g. PXIe-6341) for Beams and Fast Z features, which reduces the PCIe slot requirements accordingly. Only the PCIe x1 slot for the MXI controller card is strictly required.

(info) Additional PCIe slots may be valuable for future ScanImage or other user-specific requirements

(info) If other graphics intensive applications are going to be used on the computer then a graphics card may be required. We recommend a GTX 960.

Hard Drives

Recommend separate drives for OS and data logging/storage, to avoid contention and achieve maximum logging performance.

Examples:

  • SSD Drive for OS plus separate SSD for data logging/storage

OR

  • SSD Drive for OS plus separate magnetic RAID 0 drive pair

OR

  • M.2 Drive for OS plus separate magnetic RAID 0 drive pair
OS
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 10 Professional

 

Piezo Hardware (Optional)

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