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Release 2019.x

The system requirements 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:

  • Geologic Suite (DataManager, GESXplorer, and PRIZM)
  • Geophysical Suite (Geophysics, pStaX, and SCAN)
Caution: Landmark Connectivity or using GeoGraphix version 2019.1 with Discovery on OpenWorks projects requires the 5000.10.6.03 version of OpenWorks for Windows.

Project Server:
  • Geologic Suite (DataManager, GESXplorer, and PRIZM)
  • Geophysical Suite (Geophysics, pStaX, and SCAN)

System 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 – GVERSE® Geophysics and GVERSE® Geomodeling specifically require Windows platform update package KB2670838 installed on the machine, in case the operating system is Windows 7.


Additional Requirements & Recommendations

  • DVD - ROM required for media installation. You do not need this if you have downloaded the installer from the LMKR Support Portal > Downloads page
  • DCOM/Firewalls configured to allow remote access. Only necessary if sharing projects. For DCOM configuration recommendations, refer to the LMKR Support Portal > Knowledge Center > White Papers page
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 runtime required.

Hardware Requirements

Application Support Level
  • All Discovery Applications including
    Discovery 3D and advanced 3D visualization
    (Pro 3D), and GVERSE® Geomodeling
  • GVERSE® Geophysics
Required Operating System
  • Refer to the supported Operating Systems
    Requirements mentioned above.
  • Refer to the supported operating
    systems mentioned above.
Required Hardware
Graphic Card Requirements:
  • 2 GB VRAM Minimum
  • 4 GB VRAM Recommended
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware (see note 2)
Minimum
  • 2.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 8 GB RAM
Graphic Card Requirements:
  • Any DirectX 11.1 capable card comparable with Nvidia® GeForce GTX 430 with 1GB VRAM. DirectX is not shipped with GeoGraphix 2019.1. You must download and install it separately.
  • 1,366 x 768 screen resolution
Recommended
  • Quad 3.2 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 32 GB RAM
Graphic Card Requirements:
  • Any DirectX 11.1 capable card comparable with Nvidia® GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB VRAM. DirectX is not shipped with GeoGraphix 2019.1. You must download and install it separately.
  • Solid state hard disk
  • 1920 x 1080 screen resolution


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

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.


GeoGraphix Project Server:

Supported OS
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 Standard x64
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64
  • Windows® Server 2012 R2 Standard x64
RAM
  • 32 GB Minimum
  • 64+ GB recommended
  • SSD Drives Recommended
CPU
  • Intel Xeon Processor or Equivalent
  • Quad 2.4GHz 64-bit or better

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


Additional Requirements & Recommendations

  • DVD - ROM required for media installation. You do not need this if you have downloaded the installer from the LMKR Support Portal > Downloads page
  • DCOM/Firewalls configured to allow remote access. Only necessary if sharing projects. For DCOM configuration recommendations, refer to the LMKR Support Portal > Knowledge Center > White Papers page

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.

Software Prerequisites

This release has several prerequisites that are required to run the software, as well as prerequisites that are used to enhance the software. The prerequisites can be downloaded 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 2019.1.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
Discovery 2019.1 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 2019.1.

MATLAB Runtime R2018a (9.4)
GVERSE® Field Planner requires MATLAB Runtime R2018a (9.4). The MATLAB Runtime R2018a (9.4) software can be downloaded from MATLAB's website and then installed. It is also available in the Downloads section of the LMKR Support Portal.

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.x. ESRI ArcGIS license must be configured by running ArcGIS Administrator with administrative rights, and selecting the ArcGIS Engine Runtime (Single Use) option in the wizard. If the ArcGIS Engine is not installed, a message box will appear but the setup will continue.

Microsoft DirectX 11 End-User Runtimes
Discovery 3D, Pro3D, smartSECTION, GVERSE® Geophysics 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 and GVERSE® Geophysics specifically require Windows platform update package KB2670838 installed on the machine, in case the operating system is Windows 7.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or 11
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or 11 must be installed in order to launch GVERSE® NOW.

Optional Software Requirements

Tools
  • For 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, 2013, or 2016 (32 or 64 bit) In case the macros are not working in Excel, ensure the gxdb.xla file is present in the relevant Microsoft Office Library installation folder.
  • Adobe Reader
  • OpenWorks for Windows 5000.10.6.03 – 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 or 10.4.x or 10.5.x (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 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, with the Custom installation type, the following components must be installed:

  • Oracle Database Utilities 12.1.0.2
  • SQL *Plus 12.1.0.2
  • Oracle JDBC/THIN Interfaces 12.1.0.2
  • Oracle Net 12.1.0.2
You may experience the following error related to Oracle installation:
The SQLLoader.exe error may generate when working with Filters in GeoGraphix due to a missing Oracle DLL file. This is a known issue of Oracle 12.1.0.2 where oranfsodm12.dll is not shipped with the installer.

Workaround: After Oracle installation, create a copy of the oraodm12.dll file, rename it as oranfsodm12.dll, and then place the renamed file in the BIN folder of both 32-bit and 64-bit Oracle installations

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix 2019.2
  • Petrel 2017.x, 2018.2
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2019.2 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 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.
  • Windows® 10 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise x64.


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


Hardware Requirements

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

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the plug-in:
  • GeoGraphix license version 2019.2
  • Petrel 2017.x, 2018.2
  • GVERSE® Connect license version 2019.2

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

Note – Users upgrading from GeoGraphix 2017.2 to GeoGraphix 2017.3 require a new Geophysics license. New users or users upgrading from other versions of GeoGraphix also need valid LMKR licenses

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix 2019.2
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for GVERSE® Geophysics license.
    The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Geophysics license
  • Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010)
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional)

Operating System

To run the 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.
  • Windows® 10 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise x64.


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


Hardware Requirements

Minimum
  • 2.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Any DirectX 11.1 capable card
    comparable with Nvidia® GeForce GTX 430 with 1GB VRAM. DirectX
    is not shipped with GeoGraphix 2019.2.
    You must download and install it separately.
  • 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Recommended
  • Quad 3.2 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Any DirectX 11.1 capable card
    comparable with Nvidia®GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB VRAM. DirectX
    is not shipped with GeoGraphix 2019.2.
    You must download and install it separately.
  • Solid state hard disk
  • 1920 x 1080 screen resolution

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the software:
  • GeoGraphix license version 2019.2
  • GVERSE® Geophysics license version 2019.2

Note – Users upgrading from GeoGraphix 2017.2 to GeoGraphix 2017.3 require a new Geophysics license. New users or users upgrading from other versions of GeoGraphix also need valid LMKR licenses.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix 2019.2
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for GVERSE® Geophysics license.
    The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Geophysics 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 recommended 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

  • System: 8 GB (16+ GB recommended)
  • Graphics Card: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
  • DirectX 11 capable hardware

Note – We recommend using the latest video drivers and Microsoft updates for your system.


Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the application:
  • GeoGraphix license version 2019.2
  • GVERSE® Geomodeling license version 2019.2
    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.

Note – Users upgrading from Geomodeling 2017.1 to Geomodeling 2017.3 do not require a new license. New users need a valid LMKR license.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the Planner software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix 2019.2
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for GVERSE® Geophysics license.
    The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Geophysics 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.
  • Windows® 10 Professional x64
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise x64


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


Hardware Requirements

  • System: 8 GB (16+ GB recommended)
  • Graphics Card: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the Planner software:
  • GeoGraphix license version 2019.2
  • GVERSE® Planner license version 2019.2

Note – Users upgrading from Planner 2017.1 or 2017.2 to Planner 2017.3 do not require a new license. New users or users upgrading from other versions of Planner need a valid LMKR license.

Software

The software that must be installed on the system running the software are as follows:
  • GeoGraphix 2019.2
  • LMKR License Management Tool 2016.1 for GVERSE® Geophysics license.
    The LMKR License Management Tool (LMT) must be installed to configure the Geophysics license
  • MATLAB Runtime R2018a (9.4)
  • Adobe Reader for selected help files (optional).

Operating System

To run the 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.
  • Windows® 10 Professional x64.
  • Windows® 10 Enterprise x64.


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


Hardware Requirements

  • System: 8 GB (16+ GB recommended)
  • Graphics Card: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Licenses

The following licenses are required to run the software:
  • GeoGraphix license version 2019.2
  • GVERSE® Field Planner license version 2019.2