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Multiple Machine Hardware Requirements


In the multiple machine deployment model, Workbench Server and the databases are installed on separate machines. Workbench Server is the web application that contains BI xPress Server and its associated assemblies while the databases are hosted within a SQL Server Instance. It is important to differentiate between the Server machine and the Database machine:


  Server machine: the machine where Workbench Server is installed

  Database machine: the machine containing a SQL Server instance where the BI xPress database is deployed


The following memory and processor requirements apply to all editions of BI xPress Server:


Server Hardware Requirements

Component

Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

Memory

4 GB

6 GB

Processor Speed

1.4 GHz

2.0 GHz or faster

Processor Type

Not Applicable

  AMD Opteron

  AMD Athlon 64

  Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support

  Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support


Database Hardware Requirements

Component

Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

Memory

4 GB

At least 6 GB and should be increased as the BIxPress database size increases to ensure optimal performance

Processor Speed

1.4 GHz

2.0 GHz or faster

Processor Type

Not Applicable

  AMD Opteron

  AMD Athlon 64

  Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support

  Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support


Important Note:

Hardware requirements can vary based on workloads and other processes.


Running BI xPress Server on a virtual machine will be slower than running natively because of the overhead of virtualization.