Alpha Software | Alpha Anywhere System Requirements

Alpha Anywhere System Requirements

Development Environment

Required minimum configuration to run the development environment:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual core AMD or Intel 1.6 GHz or faster
  • Ram: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 50GB 

Suggested configuration to run the development environment:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10. 64 bit.
  • Processor: Dual core AMD or Intel 1.6 GHz or faster
  • Ram: 4-8GB
  • Hard Drive: 128GB
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Application Server

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Required minimum configuration to run application server only:

  • Same as the development environment

Suggested configuration for a single application server instance:

  • OS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or later
  • Processor: Dual core AMD or Intel 2.4 GHz or faster
  • Ram: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: Solid State drives will improve performance

Running Data Servers on Same Machine
Data engines such as MySQL and SQL Server can be run on the same machine but require additional resources as suggested by the database supplier. The recommend configuration is to run data engines on a separate server or VPS.

Running Multiple Application Server Instances
There should be a minimum of 1 physical core per Application server instance. For example, a quad core processor for running 4 instances There should be at least 4 GB Ram per instance, with 6 GB suggested if using report servers.

Application Server for IIS

Required Minimum configuration for IIS application server:

  • OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5
  • Processor: Dual core AMD or Intel 2.4 GHz or faster
  • Ram: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 50GB

Suggested configuration for IIS application server:

  • OS: Windows Server 2012 or later
  • Processor: Dual core AMD or Intel 2.4 GHz or faster
  • Ram: 8GB
  • Hard Drive: Solid State drives will improve performance
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A minimum configuration is highly dependent on the application to be run. You should test your application to determine if more computing resources are needed.

Running Alpha Anywhere on a Mac

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Alpha Anywhere can be run 3 ways:

  • On a PC natively;
  • On a Mac running Windows under Parallels (disable the prl_cc process in task manager for best results);
  • Remotely on any machine with a Remote Desktop client by connecting to a Windows machine.

How to run Alpha Anywhere on a Mac
You can install Alpha Anywhere on a PC and then connect to that PC using remote Desktop, or you can install Windows on your Mac using Parallels or virtualization software. Both methods have been tested and perform well. For best results with Parallels, open the Windows Task Manager and stop the prl_cc process from running. This process sometimes misbehaves and makes Windows run slowly.

The Alpha Experience

The Alpha Experience lets you build, test, and deploy Alpha Anywhere applications during your 30-day trial period. Instead of installing the Alpha Anywhere software and configuring the server, we set everything up on a machine that we host for you.  Apply for your Alpha Experience Account 

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