System requirements

The minimum computer requirements to install and run the Patchworks model include

Most modern workstations have 64-bit processors and operating systems, and otherwise far exceed these minimum requirements.

[1] Any modern CPU will do, although faster clock speeds will results in shorter solution times. The Patchworks program is identical on both the 32 and 64-bit operating system, although the 64-bit version supports more memory and thus larger models.

[2] 512Mb is the absolute minimum amount of RAM that could be used to run even small models. A workstation used to run typical Patchworks models would require at least 2Gb of RAM. Larger models may require several gigabytes of RAM,