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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS






System requirements for all Discovery applications are provided as general guidelines. Hardware requirements will vary considerably, depending on the types of projects, project sizes, the number of users, and network infrastructure/traffic. Contact your technical sales representative or technical support to discuss your requirements.

Workstation: Discovery
- Geologic Suite (DataManager, GeoAtlas, IsoMap, XSection, smartSECTION, and PRIZM)
- Geophysical Suite (SeisVision, pStaX, and SCAN)

Project Server: Discovery
- Geologic Suite (DataManager, GeoAtlas, IsoMap, XSection, smartSECTION, and PRIZM)
- Geophysical Suite (SeisVision, pStaX, and SCAN)

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
  • Windows® 10 Professional x64
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise x64
RAM
  • 8 GB Minimum
  • 16+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
CPU
  • Pentium i5/i7 or any Quad Core Processor
  •     


Note 1 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches. GVERSE Geomodeling specifically requires Windows platform update KB2670838 installed on the machine, in case the operating system is Windows 7.


Additional Requirements & Recommendations

  • – DVD-ROM required for media installation. Download installation available through Electronic Software Delivery at http://support.lmkr.com/SubscriberDownloads
  • – DCOM/Firewalls configuration is required to allow remote access. This is necessary when working with shared projects on the network
  • – Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 runtime required.

Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All Discovery Applications including
    Discovery 3D, Advanced 3D visualization
    (Pro 3D), and GVERSE Gemodeling
  •  
  •  
  • Discovery Applications except for
    Discovery 3D, Advanced 3D visualization
    (Pro 3D), and GVERSE Geomodeling
Required Operating System
  • All Supported
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware (see note 2)
  •  
  • All Supported


Note 1 – Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010) is required to run Discovery 3D, advanced 3D visualization (Pro 3D), and GVERSE Geomodeling.

Note 2 – To run Discovery 3D, advanced 3D visualization (Pro 3D), and GVERSE Geomodeling, it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 11 compatible card be used. We recommend using the latest video drivers and Microsoft updates for your system.


Optional Software Requirements

Tools
  • Spreadsheet import utility in WellBase, SeisBase, and LeaseMap
  • Selected Help files
  • For Discovery on OpenWorks, GridXchange, and SeisXchange
  • ESRI geo-referenced images and ESRI CAD file import in GeoAtlas
  • For LOGarc™ Version 4.1.0.3 access in smartSECTION
Software Requirements
  • Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Adobe Reader
  • OpenWorks for Windows 5000.10.3.02 – Basic or Full (recommended) Installation available on Landmark’s LSM. (See Notes below) and SeisWorks 5000.10 (for seismic workflows).
  • ESRI ArcGIS Runtime Engine 10.2.x or 10.3.x or 10.4.x or 10.5 (included in the 3rd Party Installer)
  •  
  • To use the LOGarc™ feature, the LOGarc™ Version 4.1.0.3 software must be downloaded from IHS LogTech Canada, LTD and a valid account must be in place. You must have administrator rights to the computer on which you want to load the software


Notes for Discovery on OpenWorks - The OpenWorks Full installation requires Hummingbird Exceed. The Oracle client installation in use with the OpenWorks Full installation requires that the “Administrator” option be selected. The “Administrator” option type includes the SQL Plus and the Oracle Database Utilities components, which are needed to run Discovery on OpenWorks, as part of the total OpenWorks package.

Note - Hummingbird Exceed is not required for the OpenWorks Basic installation. If the OpenWorks Basic installation is used, the Oracle client installation can use the “Administrator” option, which will include all of the needed components. Or, the Oracle client installation for the OpenWorks Basic installation can use the “Custom” installation type. However, with the Custom installation type, the following components must be installed:

- Oracle Database Utilities
- SQL *Plus
- Oracle JDBC/THIN Interfaces
- Oracle Net


Server: Discovery

Supported OS
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 Standard x64
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64
RAM
  • 32 GB Minimum
  • 64 GB recommended
  • SSD Drives Recommended
CPU
  • Intel Xeon Processor or Equivalent
  • Quad 2.4GHz 64-bit or Equivalent

Additional Requirements & Recommendations

  • – DVD-ROM required for media installation. Download installation available through Electronic Software Delivery at http://support.lmkr.com/SubscriberDownloads
  • – DCOM/Firewall configuration is required to allow remote access. This is necessary when working with shared projects on the network.  ForDCOM configuration recommendations, refer to the white papers on the LMKR Support Portal.

Server performance is subject to a large number of variables. It is impossible to give specific recommendations here, but these are some guiding principles to use. In general, multi-user performance of a GeoGraphix Project Server is best when the server is dedicated to GeoGraphix and not shared with other applications, especially database applications. In addition, consideration should be made for the number of GeoGraphix users and the size and number of concurrently accessed projects. At some point, having multiple project servers becomes a better solution than having all users on one server. Generally, somewhere between 10 and 20 users is when a second server might be suggested.

Networking
Networking performance depends on the number of users trying to access a server simultaneously, as well as the bandwidth requirements for those users. Recommendations for server bandwidth typically specify server connectivity at a higher bandwidth than an individual user. For instance, users running at 100 Mbit should be accessing a server running on a 1-Gbit backbone. If users are at 1 Gbit, consider running multiple 1-Gbit connections or a single higher-bandwidth connection on the server.

Database Cache
A large database cache is an important factor to consider when dealing with multiple users accessing large databases. The database engine is capable of addressing a practically unlimited amount of cache memory. The best way to size the memory is to estimate the memory requirements for other running applications and allow the database cache to dynamically allocate any remaining free memory. The engine will only allocate what it needs when using dynamic allocation up to the maximum specified. It is highly recommended that you let the database engine use as much cache memory as it requires on the host server. Increasing database cache memory is the quickest and most effective way to improve database-related performance on large network projects. On a workstation, it might be appropriate to reserve 1 to 2 GB for the OS and file system cache and 2 to 4 GB for other running applications. On a dedicated project server, not much memory needs to be reserved for other applications. The ideal maximum varies by the project size, the number of users, and other load considerations. But as a general rule, the higher you can set the maximum, the better.

Storage
A great deal of Discovery's access patterns on a server deal with file I/O. Database access, raster images, and seismic data are examples of files that benefit substantially from a fast disk sub-system. Server environments also place a high importance on data integrity and reliability. At a minimum, consider using a RAID 5 (striped with parity) array. As the size of disks increases, you may also want to consider a hot swap drive and/or RAID 6 (striped with dual parity). Using a controller card with its own cache can also help improve performance.

Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks (SAN), and Other Non-Windows Storage Solutions
There are two typical methods used for accessing external storage devices from a project server: iSCSI and CIFS.

- iSCSI allocates a block of storage on the external device and makes it appear to be a physical disk on the project server. This has the advantage of a 100% compliant file system. However, since the external device sees the allocation as one big file, it makes backup and restoration of individual files using the external device's capabilities more difficult. Standard backup and restore procedures from the server will still work.

- Using CIFS for external storage devices depends greatly on the vendor’s implementation of the CIFS protocol used by the Windows platform. In general, a 100% compliant implementation of CIFS for a performant system is required. In particular, the vendor's implementation of the "File Change/Notify" functionality has been problematic. Devices based on the Windows Storage Server should be 100% compatible, since it shares its components with Windows. Implementations based on UNIX/Linux are where problems occur, due to the fact that the kernel level support is not present. Due to these uncertainties with CIFS implementations, LMKR does not technically support CIFS.

Prerequisites

Discovery 2017.1 has several prerequisites that are required to run the software, as well as prerequisites that are used to enhance the software. Most of these prerequisites can be installed by downloading the appropriate "Discovery Third Party Installer" from the LMKR Support Portal.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
This is specifically required if you are using smartSECTION on a Microsoft Windows® 10 operating system. The Microsoft .NET 3.5 can be downloaded from Microsoft's website and then installed. It is also available in the 3rd Party installers shipped with Discovery 2017.1.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
Discovery 2017.1 must have Microsoft's .NET 4.5.1 installed. The Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 can be downloaded from Microsoft's website, and then installed. It is also available in the 3rd Party installer shipped with Discovery 2017.1.

ESRI ArcGIS Runtime Engine
New functionality within GeoAtlas related to geo-referenced images and CAD files requires the ESRI ArcGIS 10 Engine with ESRIArcGIS 10.2.x or 10.3.x or 10.4.x or 10.5 (included in the 3rd Party Installer).

Microsoft DirectX 11 End-User Runtimes
Discovery 3D, Pro3D, smartSECTION, and GVERSE Geomodeling require Microsoft's DirectX 11 June 2010 End-User Runtimes to work properly. The Discovery 3D application works only on the Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher operating system. Discovery 3D is not installed unless the computer has Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher. Further Discovery 3D requires a DirectX 11 compatible display card. DirectX 11 June 2010 End-User Runtimes can be installed by downloading the Discovery Third Party Installer.

Platform Update for Windows 7
GVERSE Geomodeling specifically requires Windows platform update package KB2670838 installed on the machine, in case the operating system is Windows 7.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2017.1.x
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for GVERSE Geomodeling license
  • The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the license
  • Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010)
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)

Operating System

To run the application, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
  • Windows® 10 Professional x64
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise x64


Note – It is recommend to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches. Geomodeling specifically requires Windows platform update KB2670838 installed on the machine, in case the operating system is Windows 7.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for this application are the same as the GeoGraphix hardware requirements.


Note – To run Geomodeling, it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 11 compatible card be used. We recommend using the latest video drivers and Microsoft updates for your system.


Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the application:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2017.1 license
  • GVERSE Geomodeling 2017.1 license

    Note – The GVERSE Geomodeling license is required to enable Model 3D view and Contours on Map view. Also note that FrameBuilder™ is part of the GVERSE Geomodeling license.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Planner software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2017.1.x
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for Planner license
  • The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Planner license
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)

Operating System

To run the Planner software, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64


Note – It is recommended to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for the Planner software are the same as the GeoGraphix hardware requirements.

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the Planner software:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2017.1 license
  • GVERSE Planner 2017.1 license


OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 10 x64
RAM
  • 8 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 16+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
CPU
  • Pentium i5/i7 or any Quad Core Processor
  •     


Note 1 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.


Additional Requirements & Recommendations

  • – DVD-ROM required for media installation. Download installation available through Electronic Software Delivery at http://support.lmkr.com/SubscriberDownloads
  • – DCOM/Firewalls configured to allow remote access. Only necessary if sharing projects.
  • – Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 runtime required.

Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D and advanced 3D visualization
    (Pro 3D)
  •  
  •  
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D and and advanced 3D visualization
    (Pro 3D)
Required Operating System
  • All Supported
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware (see note 2)
  •  
  • All Supported


Note 1 – It is recommend to use the latest video drivers and MS updates for your system. Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010) is required to run Discovery 3D and advanced 3D visualization (Pro 3D).

Note 2 – To run Discovery 3D and advanced 3D visualization (Pro 3D), it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 11 compatible card be used.


Optional Software Requirements

Tools
  • Spreadsheet import utility in WellBase, SeisBase, and LeaseMap
  • Selected Help files
  • For Discovery on OpenWorks, GridXchange, and SeisXchange
  • ESRI geo-referenced images and ESRI CAD file import in GeoAtlas
  • For LOGarc™ Version 3.2.1.00 or 4.1.0.3 access in smartSECTION
Software Requirements
  • Excel 2007 or 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  •  
  • Adobe Reader
  • OpenWorks for Windows 5000.10.1.05 – Basic or Full (recommended) Install available on Landmark’s LSM. (See Notes below), and SeisWorks 5000.10 (for seismic workflows)
  • ESRI ArcGIS Runtime Engine 10.2.x or 10.3.x (included in the 3rd Party Installer)
  •  
  • To use the LOGarc™ feature, the LOGarc™ Version 3.2.1.00 or 4.1.0.3 software must be downloaded from IHS LogTech Canada, LTD and a valid account must be in place. You must have administrator rights to the computer on which you will load the software.


Notes for Discovery on OpenWorks - The OpenWorks Full installation requires Hummingbird Exceed. The Oracle client installation in use with the OpenWorks Full installation requires that the “Administrator” option be selected. The “Administrator” option type includes the SQL Plus and the Oracle Database Utilities components, which are needed to run Discovery on OpenWorks, as part of the total OpenWorks package.

Note - Hummingbird Exceed is not required for the OpenWorks Basic installation. If the OpenWorks Basic installation is used, the Oracle client installation can use the “Administrator” option, which will include all of the needed components. Or, the Oracle client installation for the OpenWorks Basic installation can use the “Custom” installation type. However, the following components must be installed with the “Custom” installation type:

Oracle Database Utilities 10.2.0.1.0 or Oracle client 11.2.0.2 SQL*Plus 10.2.0.1.0, or Oracle client 11.2.0.2 Oracle JDBC/THIN Interfaces 10.2.0.1.0, or Oracle client 11.2.0.2 Oracle Net 10.2.0.1.0, or Oracle client 11.2.0.2

After these Oracle components are installed, run the upgrade patch to Oracle 10g 10.2.0.4 (32-bit)

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Planner software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2016.1.x.
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for Planner license.
  • The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Planner license.
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)

Operating System

To run the Planner software, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64.
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64.


Note 1 – It is recommended to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for the Planner software are the same as the GeoGraphix hardware requirements.

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the Planner software:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2016.1 license
  • GVERSE Planner 2016.1 license


OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
RAM
  • 4 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 8+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
CPU
  • Pentium i5/i7 or any Quad Core Processor
  •     


Note 1 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.


Additional Requirements & Recommendations

  • – DVD-ROM required for media installation. Download installation available through Electronic Software Delivery at http://support.lmkr.com
  • – DCOM/Firewalls configured to allow remote access. Only necessary if sharing projects.
  • – Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 runtime required.

Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D and Pro 3D
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D and Pro 3D
Required Operating System
  • All Supported
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware (see note 2)
  •  
  • All Supported


Note 1 – Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010) is required to run Discovery 3D and Pro 3D.

Note 2 – To run Discovery 3D, and advanced 3D visualisation (Pro 3D), it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 11 compatible card be used. We recommend using the latest video drivers and MS updates for your system.

Note 3 – Networking performance depends on the number of users trying to access a server simultaneously, as well as the bandwidth requirements for those users. Recommendations for server bandwidth typically specify server connectivity at a higher bandwidth than an individual user. For instance, users running at 100 Mbit should be accessing a server running on a 1-Gbit backbone. If users are at 1-Gbit, consider running multiple 1-Gbit connections or a single higher-bandwidth connection on the server.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Planner software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2015.1.x.
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2015.1 for Planner license.
  • The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Planner license.
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)

Operating System

To run the Planner software, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64.
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64.


Note 1 – It is recommended to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for the Planner software are the same as the GeoGraphix hardware requirements.

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the Planner software:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2015.1.x license.
  • GVERSE Planner 2015.1 license.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Connect plug-in are as follows:
  • Petrel 2014.x, 2013.x, or 2012.x
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2014.2.x
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2015.1 for Connect license (The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Connect license.)
  • Microsoft® Visual C++ Runtime 2013
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)

Operating System

To run the Connect plug-in, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64.
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64.


Note 1 – It is recommended to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for the Connect plug-in are the same as the Petrel hardware requirements.

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the Connect plug-in:
  • Petrel 2014.x, 2013.x, or 2012.x license
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2014.2.x license
  • GVERSE Connect 2015.1 license
The following product/feature licenses are required to import/export the IsoMap surfaces, and horizons and faults:
  • IsoMap license for surfaces
  • SeisVision license for horizons and faults

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Attributes software are as follows:
  • Microsoft® .NET 4.5
  • NVIDIA Driver version 347.62 or higher (For optimum performance, use NVIDIA graphics card.)
  • The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Planner license.
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2015.1 is required for integrated mode only
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2015.1 for Attributes license (The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Attributes license.)

Operating System

To run the Attributes software, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64.
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64.


Note 1 – It is recommended to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements are as follows:
  • 2.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 430 or higher with minimum 1GB Dedicated VRAM.For optimum performance, use NVIDIA graphics card.
  • 1,366 x 768 screen resolution
The recommended hardware requirements are as follows:
  • Quad 3.2 GHz 64-bit
  • 32 GB RAM or greater
  • High-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics card X70 - X95 (where X represents GeForce Series 400 onwards) with minimum 2GB dedicated GDDR5 VRAM For optimum performance, use NVIDIA graphics card.
  • Solid state hard disk
  • 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.

Licenses

The following license is required to run the Attributes software:
  • GVERSE Attributes 2015.1 license

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Predict3D software are as follows:
  • Microsoft® .NET 4.5
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2015.1 is required for integrated mode only
  • MATLAB Compiler Runtime 8.2
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2015.1 for Predict3D license.The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Predict3D license.

Operating System

To run the Predict3D software, you need one of the following operating systems installed on your system:
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64.
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64.


Note 1 – It is recommended to use the latest Microsoft® service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements to run the Predict3D software are as follows:
  • Any Intel or AMD x64 processor supporting SSE2 instruction set
  • Minimum 1024 MB RAM is required. 2048 MB is recommended

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the Predict3D software:
  • GVERSE Predict3D 2015.1 license
  • LUMINA Lumitool license

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the WebSteering software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2015.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.2 or greater
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2015.1 for WebSteering license.(The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the WebSteering license.)
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)


Note 1 – It is recommended that you run the WebSteering software on Internet Explorer 11.X.X and Google Chrome 42.X.X.X or later.


Operating System

To run the WebSteering software, you need the Windows® 7 operating systems installed on your system.


Note 1 – It is recommend to use the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.


Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements for the WebSteering software are as follows:
  • Quad 2.4 GHz 64-bit Intel® class or better
  • 4 GB RAM or greater
  • 1024x768 graphics resolution

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the WebSteering software:
  • GVERSE WebSteering 2015.1 license
  • GeoGraphix Discovery 2015.1 license


OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Ultimate x64
RAM
  • 4 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 8+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
CPU
  • Pentium i5/i7 or any Quad Core Processor
  •     


Note 1 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.



Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D and Pro 3D
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D and Pro 3D
Required Operating System
  • All Supported
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware (see note 2)
  •  
  • All Supported


Note 1 – Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010) is required to run Discovery 3D and Pro 3D.

Note 2 – To run Discovery 3D, and advanced 3D visualisation (Pro 3D), it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 11 compatible card be used. We recommend using the latest video drivers and MS updates for your system.

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Ultimate x64
RAM
  • 4 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 8+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  •     
  • Intel ® Core™ i3 or better


Note 1 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

Note 2 – You must obtain and install the appropriate language version of Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher prior to installing LMKR Volume Attributes.



Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D
Required Operating System
  • Supported Windows® 7
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware
  •  
  • All Supported

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Ultimate x64
RAM
  • 4GB RAM or greater
CPU
  • Quad 2.4GHz 64-bit Intel class or better
  •     
  • NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro - 2GB video RAM


Note 1 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.



Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D
Required Operating System
  • Supported Windows® 7
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware
  •  
  • All Supported

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 or Windows® Vista Ultimate x64
RAM
  • 4 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 8+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  •     
  • Dual processors/cores


Note 1 – Current service pack versions are listed. We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.



Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D
Required Operating System
  • Supported Windows® 7
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware (see note 2)
  •  
  • All Supported


Note 1 – To run Discovery 3D, it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 11 compatible card be used. Other DirectX 11 compatible cards with at least 2 GB VRAM (4 GB preferred) and at least Sahder level 4 shouldf work but have not been tested .

Note 2 – To run Discovery 3D, the “Recommended Requirements” should be used rather than the “Minimum Requirements”, and at least an i7 CPU is preferred.

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
  •  
  • Windows® XP Professional 64 SP2
RAM
  • 2 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 8+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB Recommended
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  •     
  • Dual processors/cores
  •     
  •     
  •  
  • Pentium 4 x 64 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores


Note 1 – Current service pack versions are listed. We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

Note 2 – Actual available RAM on 32 bit platforms will generally be less than 4 GB due to OS limitations.



Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All GeoGraphix Applications including
    Discovery 3D
  • GeoGraphix Applications except for
    Discovery 3D
Required Operating System
  • Supported Windows® 7
  •  
  • All Supported
Required Graphics Hardware
  • DirectX 10 (see note 2) or DirectX 11 capable hardware
  •  
  • All Supported


Note 1 – Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (August 2009) is required to run Discovery 3D.

Note 2 – To run Discovery 3D, it is recommended that an NVIDIA DirectX 10 compatible card be used. Other DirectX 10 compatible cards that support “Compute Shader 4.0” should work but have not been tested. Windows Vista requires SP2 or later and the Platform Update for Windows Vista. Installing this update enables selected DirectX 11 technologies on Windows Vista. Both Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems may need to install the latest display drivers for the hardware.

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® Vista Business 64 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Enterprise 64 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Ultimate 64 bit
  •  
  • Windows® XP Professional 64 bit
  •  
  •  
  • Windows® Vista Business 32 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Enterprise 32 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Ultimate 32 bit
  •  
  • Windows® XP Professional 32 bit
RAM
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 8 GB recommended
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Pentium 4 x 64 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores
  •  
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores


Note 1 – Discovery on OpenWorks is not yet supported on Vista.

Note 2 – See Additional Requirements section for Discovery 3D.

Note 3 – Discovery runs in 32 bit compatibility mode on 64 bit platforms.

Note 4 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

Note 5 – Actual available RAM on 32 bit platforms will generally be less than 4 GB due to OS limitations.



Discovery Project Server

Supported OS
  • Windows® Server 2003 Standard 32 bit
  •  
  •  
  • Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise 32 bit
  •  
  •  
  • Windows® Server 2003 Standard 64 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Server 2003 enterprise 64 bit
RAM
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 6-16 GB recommended
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 6-16 GB recommended
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Multiple (2-4) processors/cores
  •  
  • Pentium 4x64 class or better
  • Multiple (2-4) processors/cores
  •  
  • Pentium 4x64 class or better
  • Multiple (2-4) processors/cores


Note 1 – Memory recommendations beyond 4 GB are only beneficial when running a large (>2 GB) cache sizes for the database engine.

Note 2 – Client applications (e.g. WellBase) are not supported on server OS versions.

Note 3 – Discovery runs in 32 bit compatibility mode on 64 bit platforms.

Note 4 – Current service pack versions are listed. We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

OS Requirements

Supported OS
  • Windows® Vista Business 64 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Enterprise 64 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Ultimate 64 bit
  •  
  • Windows® XP Professional 64 bit
  •  
  •  
  • Windows® Vista Business 32 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Enterprise 32 bit
  • OR
  • Windows® Vista Ultimate 32 bit
  •  
  • Windows® XP Professional 32 bit
RAM
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 8 GB recommended
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB recommended
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Pentium 4 x 64 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores
  •  
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores


Note 1 – Discovery on OpenWorks is not yet supported on Vista.

Note 2 – See Additional Requirements section for Discovery 3D.

Note 3 – Discovery runs in 32 bit compatibility mode on 64 bit platforms.

Note 4 – We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

Note 5 – Actual available RAM on 32 bit platforms will generally be less than 4 GB due to OS limitations.



Optional Software

Optional Software Requirements
For spreadsheet import utility in WellBase, SeisBase, and LeaseMap Excel 2003 or 2007
For Selected Help files Adobe Reader
For Discovery on OpenWorks, GridXchange, SeisXchange OpenWorks for Windows 5000.0.1.6 – Basic or Full (recommended) Install available on LSM. (See Notes below) and SeisWorks 5000.0.1.1 (for seismic workflows). See OpenWorks Compatibility section below for more versioning information.
For advanced ESRI GIS integration in GeoAtlas ESRI arcGIS Runtime Engine 9.3.1(Download from LSM – Discovery Utilities or on the Discovery DVD)
For LOGarc™ Version 3.2.1.00 access in smartSECTION To use the LOGarc™ feature the LOGarc™ Version 3.2.1.00 software must be downloaded from LogTech Canada, LTD and a valid account must be in place. You must have administrator rights to the computer you will load the software to.
For TracPlanner Xpress in Discovery WellPlanning for Discovery 5000.0.1.0 (contained within the DecisionSpace 5000.0.2.0 install, which is available on the LSM). Oracle Express Client or Oracle 10g Client 10.2.0.4 (32 bit) Note: TracPlanner Xpress is not supported on Windows® Vista operating systems. Note: TracPlanner Xpress will only work on Windows® XP 64 bit operating systems if you use the DecisionSpace 32 bit install and Oracle 32 bit client install.


OS Recommendations

Tested Operating System
  • Windows® 7 Professional x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise x64
  • OR
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate x64
  • Windows® XP Professional 64 SP2
RAM
  • 2 GB Minimum
  •     
  • 8+ GB recommended
  •     
  •     
  • 2 GB Minimum
  • 4 GB Recommended
CPU
  • Pentium 4 class or better
  •     
  • Dual processors/cores
  •     
  •     
  • Pentium 4 x 64 class or better
  • Dual processors/cores


Note 1 – Current service pack versions are listed. We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

Note 2 – Actual available RAM on 32 bit platforms will generally be less than 4 GB due to OS limitations.

Note 3 – Discovery has only minimal testing (smoke test) on Windows Vista 64 and Windows XP 32.



Discovery Project Server

Tested Operating System
  • Windows® Server 2003 Standard x64
  • OR
  • Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise x64
  •  
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 Standard x64
  • OR
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64
RAM
  • 2 GB Minimum
  •  
  • 8-16 GB recommended
  •  
  • 2 GB Minimum
  •  
  • 8-16 GB recommended
CPU
  • Pentium 4x64 class or better
  •  
  • Multiple (2-4) processors/cores
  •  
  • Pentium 4x64 class or better
  •  
  • Multiple (2-4) processors/cores


Note 1 – Memory recommendations beyond 4 GB are only beneficial when running a large (>2 GB) cache sizes for the database engine.

Note 2 – Client applications (e.g. WellBase) are not supported on server OS versions.

Note 3 – Current service pack versions are listed. We recommend using the latest Microsoft service packs and security patches.

TESTIMONIALS