The hardware requirements and current technology versions reflect GenePattern version 3.6. The operating systems and browsers listed reflect those systems and browsers on which GenePattern 3.6 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 3.6.
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 6 virtual machine installed. We have tested it on the following OS platforms:
Windows: XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 & 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Linux: Ubuntu 12.04, 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.
Internet Explorer 10 (this does not support the Module Integrator and Pipeline Designer in GenePattern releases 3.4 and greater, note that there is a known issue in version 3.6.0 wherein the upload button does not work in IE10)
Safari 5.1+ (5.1+ required for Module Integrator and Pipeline Designer)
Windows XP: Use Firefox (GenePattern does not support IE9 or IE10)
Windows Vista: Use Firefox (GenePattern does not support IE10)
Windows 7 and Windows 8: Use Firefox; IE10 will run GenePattern, but neither the Pipeline Designer nor Module Integrator run within IE10
Use the most recent versions of Firefox or Safari
NOTE: Chrome 26 and Java 7 do not work together; this means that on machines with Java 7, Chrome cannot run visualizers or upload large files (>2 GB) to the Uploads tab (check your Java version here)