System Requirements

Below are the recommended hardware requirements for running Spire

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Spire Desktop

Spire Desktop is supported on the following Microsoft Windows editions:

  • Windows 10  (not Home editions)
  • Windows 11  (not Home editions) 
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022

Note: 64-bit operating system is now required for Spire Desktop 3.0 and higher.  Also browsers, such as Internet Explorer 11, that are not HTML 5 compliant will not work as Spire uses HTML 5 extensively.

Minimum

2.4 GHz processor
8 GB RAM
Display with native resolution of 1366×768 or higher (multiple displays and high DPI displays supported)
Keyboard and pointing device for data entry (Desktop interface does not currently support touch)
1000 Mbps network required to use Spire Desktop on a Local Area Network

Recommended

i5 or 3.06 GHz processor
16 GB RAM
1920×1080 or higher
Keyboard and pointing device for data entry (Desktop interface does not currently support touch)
Gigabit network
Note: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 may still work in some cases however it is crucial to upgrade the operating system as soon as possible since these operating systems are no longer supported by Microsoft and are no longer receiving security updates. Spire also no longer does any testing on these operating systems. Use at your own risk!
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Spire Server

Spire Server is supported on the following Microsoft Windows editions:

  • Windows 10  (not Home editions)
  • Windows 11  (not Home editions) 
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022

Note: 64-bit operating system is required for Spire Server.  Also browsers, such as Internet Explorer 11, that are not HTML 5 compliant will not work, as Spire uses HTML 5 extensively.

**It is HIGHLY recommended that Spire Server and Spire data are installed in the System Drive**

Minimum

2.4 GHz quad core processor
12 GB RAM available for Spire.
(Remote Desktop Server and/or Exchange Server will need additional RAM)
Display with native resolution of 1024×768 or higher
512 MB of disk space for Server and PostgreSQL database installation on System Drive
5+ GB of available disk space for data and data snapshots on System Drive (depending on database size)
100/1000 IPv4 network required to use Spire Server on a Local Area Network with multiple connected workstations

Recommended

i7 or 2.8 GHz Xeon processor
16-32 GB RAM (or more)
Display with native resolution of 1024×768 or higher
512 MB of disk space for Server and PostgreSQL database installation on System Drive
SSD or fast RAID array
Gigabit network

**Light use of Spire Server implementations can use Minimum requirements however implementations of 5+ users or database of 1+ GB, should use Recommended requirements**