[Chimera-users] Hardware requirements

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Fri Sep 19 12:13:37 PDT 2014

Hi Rick,

Any laptop or desktop less than 3 years old should work well with Chimera. It can use Mac, Windows or Linux operating systems.  Older computers will work but sometimes the graphics rendering is slow or exhibits bugs.  For large molecules (> 50,000 atoms) or large imaging data (> 512 x 512 x 512 pixels) you’d benefit from a video gaming type graphics card from AMD or Nvidia (cost about $50-$300).  Also for those larger data sets it would be nice to have 8 Gbytes of memory, although 4 Gbytes is fine for data that is not that large.


On Sep 16, 2014, at 3:54 PM, Rick Roberts wrote:

> Hello,
> We are on boarding a Physician that will be using Chimera. What are the hardware requirements (processor, video card, memory, etc.)
> Thanks in advance.
> Rick Roberts
> Children's Hospital Los Angeles
> Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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