FLAMES® is available on Windows® and Linux® . As a result, there is a good chance that FLAMES will run on the computers you already have. Perhaps more importantly, the source code to the custom FLAMES-based applications that you develop on one type of computer is portable to another, usually without modification.

The sections below list the system requirements for each computer type for the latest version of FLAMES. If you are using an older version of FLAMES, please check your documentation for additional system requirements.
Microsoft® Windows
Linux

FLAMES System Requirements for Windows Workstations

Category System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
CPU Intel® or compatible processor; 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
Memory 2.0 GB minimum available memory recommended
Disk Space 1.0 GB minimum available disk space required
Graphics Graphics card to support or accelerate OpenGL®graphics at 1280 x 1024 true color. Most up-to-date drivers for graphics card must be installed.
Networking Hardware: Network interface card
Software: TCP/IP protocol suite
Peripherals DVD drive for installation
Development Environment C or C++ development environment (compiler, debugger, etc.) compatible with Visual Studio® 2013 Update 5
Additional Software for Online Help Microsoft HTML Help Viewer version 1.4 or later and Internet Explorer® version 8.0 or later
Additional Requirements for 3D Option Graphics card with a minimum of 128 MB texture memory, support for OpenGL 1.2 or higher, and support for S3 texture compression (S3TC)
Additional Requirements for HLA Option RTI compatible with DMSO RTI1.3NG-V6
Additional Requirements for Multithreaded Execution Option Performance improvements will be realized only on computers with two or more cores/processors

FLAMES System Requirements for Linux Workstations

Category System Requirements
Operating System Linux Fedora™ Core 19
CPU Intel or compatible processor; 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
Memory 2.0 GB minimum available memory recommended
Disk Space 1.0 GB minimum available disk space required
Graphics Graphics card to support or accelerate OpenGL graphics at 1280 x 1024 true color
Networking Hardware: Network interface card
Software: TCP/IP protocol suite; NFS required for networked configurations
Peripherals CD/DVD drive for installation
Development Environment C or C++ development environment (compiler, debugger, etc.); FLAMES® products were developed using gcc version 4.8.2 20131017 (Red Hat 4.8.2-1) development tools.
Additional Software for Online Help Firefox® 25.0 Browser (or later) for the Linux OE required
Note: Not all FLAMES Options are supported on computers running the Linux operating system.