Online Hardware and Software Requirements


The EIVA Online SW solution is built on the MS Windows platform and supports pc's running Windows 7 or Windows 10.
Windows 8.1 is fully supported, but it is not the preferred platform. The OS must be delivered in the PRO version.
The installation on Windows 7 requires setting administrative rights and changing UAC settings when using it in real operations, see also EIVA Software with Windows 7.

The installation on Windows 10 does not need any changes, only opening the firewall.
Obsolete instructions can be found here, EIVA Software with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
The system requires .NET 4, which comes with the EIVA SW installer and is also distributed with the EIVA installation DVD.
If the Online QC feature is used, the Microsoft SQL server must be installed on the pc. A free edition of this is supplied with the installation DVD.
The Online SW is designed to utilize multiple processors, and we recommend the use of a multiple core pc.


  • Minimum RAM: 4 GB
  • Large and fast disk
  • Graphics board: a fairly modern Graphics card should do. 1 GB RAM (not shared)


The software is compatible with both 64 and 32 bit OS, and a few modules utilize the 64 bit to the optimal performance.
Serial Sensor Interfacing is either done via the EIVA ATTU or build-in serial interface boards.
The ATTU is interfaced into the online SW modules using a network interface and it requires no special HW. It may in certain installation be considered if the ATTU network is separated from the ordinary vessel network. It that case it will require a second network interface board on the pc.
The online supports most windows compatible interface boards, but on Windows 7 it is important to check for compatibility. EIVA is normally using MOXA or Digiboard solutions for our installations.


Offline Hardware and Software Requirements


The EIVA offline software components NaviEdit, NaviModel and NaviPlot all require to be executed on a PC platform with a Microsoft Windows operating system.
The software is designed to be capable of running on any computer supporting Windows 7 and upwards, as long as there are free resources (RAM and CPU) after the operating system and the SQL server has been loaded. With respect to the use of Windows 8, see comments in chapter 1.
To guarantee reasonable performance and response time, the following is recommended, as a minimum:


  • 64-bit operating system. The software can be executed on 32-bit, but the overall performance is heavily improved on 64-bit platforms
  • Quad core processor. The software utilises threaded calculations, and the optimal solution is obtained with 4 or more cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Large and fast disk – preferably a RAID or SSD system
  • Graphics board with OpenGL version 1.5 or higher. 1 GB RAM (not shared)


NaviEdit:The installation on Windows 10 requires applying special settings, see also EIVA Software on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
NaviEdit is using a Microsoft SQL Server (local or server license) as its data platform, with the following versions being supported:


Description

Limits

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Free version has 4 GB database size limit

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Free version has 10 GB database size limit

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Free version has 10 GB database size limit


If NaviEdit is used with Win8, please note that it is recommended to use SQL server 2012 which is included as part of the NaviEdit installer (version 7.13 and newer).
NaviEdit is a so-called multi-process application. This means that each task (importing, data management, editing, batch jobs and processing) is performed in its own process.
This results in a very fault tolerant multitasking scenario as each process is executed on its own core. The NaviEdit solution is furthermore using the Microsoft SQL server.
This will typically allocate its own core, or be executed remotely at the server.
NaviEdit is a 32-bit application. It is compatible with 64-bit operating systems, but does not take benefit from it. NaviEdit is furthermore not using or requiring any special graphics card operations.
NaviModel:NaviModel on the other hand is a single application multi-threaded solution. Each operation will (when possible) be distributed on several threads, where each thread will use the core with the lowest load.
NaviModel is available both in a 32- and in a 64-bit version. The module detects the current operating system and starts automatically in the optimum mode.
Special operations with heavy data management (e.g. S-CAN cleaning and data exporters) will perform significantly better on a 64-bit platform. NaviModel uses OpenGL for all drawing operations, and the performance is heavily depending on the graphics board, in particular on the specifications for speed and addressable RAM.
It is the general experience, that the following performance issues shall be considered with respect to hardware platform:


  • Hard disk speed (all modules perform countless disk I/O)
  • Amount of (addressable) RAM (in particular in connection with NaviModel)
  • Multi-core PC


Minimum hardware and software requirements for training laptops:


For training purposes (participation in EIVA Training courses or in relation to self-studying scenarios) , common requirements related to the Online/Offline HW and SW are reduced slightly:


  • Operating system     MS Windows 10 Pro edition will be adequate (64-bit version)
  • CPU                         Intel i5 or i7 with minimum 4 cores / AMD equivalent
  • Memory                    8 GB RAM is minimum, 16 GB is a good idea
  • Storage Device        Solid State Drive (SSD) is recommended. HDD can also be used, if SSD is not available 
  • Graphics Card          Nvidia GeForce 700, 900, or 10xx series or better (GeForce 600M or better for mobile)
                                     AMD R5/R7/R9/RX or better

                                    - Newer CPUs with Intel graphics 620/630 or better
                                    Support for OpenGL 4.1+
  • Monitor                    A resolution of about FULL HD (1920x1080)
  • Mouse                     2-button mouse with scroll wheel or 3-button mouse