The hardware requirements and current technology versions reflect GenePattern version 3.9.1. The operating systems and browsers listed reflect those systems and browsers on which GenePattern 3.9.1 has been tested.
Hardware requirements: GenePattern's hardware requirements are found on almost all currently available machines:
512 MB RAM (individual modules, such as NMFConsensus or the RNA-seq modules, may require additional RAM depending on the data being processed)
500 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
Server space: 252 MB
Module space: As of May 2013, installing all GenePattern modules requires approximately 2 GB of hard drive space, and analysis space requires approximately 10 GB
Current technology versions: Following are the technology versions used in GenePattern 3.9.1.
GenePattern 3.9.01requires Java 7 or greater. Older versions require Java 6. Please note that we support Oracle Java, and do not support Open Java.
*Please see our Blog for information on recent issues with Java updates and GenePattern.
Tested operating systems: GenePattern installers are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. GenePattern should work with any operating system that has a Java 7 virtual machine installed, and likely on those with Java 8. (We have done minimal testing with Java 8 servers and found no issues) We have tested it on the following OS platforms for the release of GenePattern 3.9.1:
Windows: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (64-bit)
Mac: OS X 10.9, 10.10
Linux: Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 5 (Note: these are only the platforms we test; GenePattern works on other Linux platforms as well)
GenePattern has been tested on the following browsers, as of Oct 2014, with GenePattern 3.9.0:
Internet Explorer 11 (As of January 2014 GenePattern no longer supports IE10)
Safari 8 (5.1+ required for Module Integrator and Pipeline Designer)
Use the most recent versions of Firefox or Safari
NOTE: Chrome version 39 was released in November of 2014. This is a 64-bit browser and thus supports Java 7 & 8. If you use Chrome 39 on your Mac you should be able to run visualizers or upload large files (>2 GB) to the Uploads tab (check your Java version here)