System Requirements - 5.1 Running COMSOL® Applications

COMSOL applications can be run by connecting to COMSOL Server™ from a web browser, or from a COMSOL Client for Windows®. The COMSOL Client for Windows® allows a user to run applications that require a LiveLink™ product for CAD. Running applications in a web browser does not require any installation and no web browser plug-ins are needed. Running an application in a web browser supports interactive graphics in 3D using WebGL™ technology.

Web Browsers

Recent versions of the most popular web browsers support the WebGL™ standard for 3D graphics. The following browser versions are required when running COMSOL applications in a web browser.

Operating System Browser Version Required
Windows Internet Explorer 11
Windows/Linux/Mac Firefox 35
Windows/Linux/Mac Chrome 31
Mac Safari 7.1
iOS Safari 8.1
iOS/Android Opera 27
Android Android Browser 37
Android Chrome 40

COMSOL Client for Windows®

Running COMSOL applications with the COMSOL Client for the Windows® operating system utilizes Microsoft® Windows® components. This gives simulation apps a look-and-feel similar to apps running in the COMSOL Desktop environment. In addition, many of the LiveLink products for CAD software can be used with the COMSOL Client.

Supported Operating System Version
32-Bit Operating Systems

Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Vista®

64-Bit Operating Systems

Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Windows Server® 2012 R2
Windows Server® 2012
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Windows Server® 2008
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Windows HPC Server 2008
Windows Vista®

COMSOL Client also requires that Internet Explorer has been updated to version 9 or later.

NOTE: This information is provided for your benefit but should not be used as a substitute for your own investigation of the system requirements that may be appropriate for your use of COMSOL® software or other software, given your particular circumstances. Systems and hardware change regularly, which may impact any determination of what system requirements are appropriate you.