System Requirements: COMSOL Server™ Version 6.2
The hardware requirements for COMSOL Server™ include:
- A network card and internet connection
- At least 4 GB memory, but 4 GB or more per processor core
- 2–4 GB of disk space, depending on your licensed products and installation options.
- The following processors:
- An Intel® or AMD® 64-bit processor based on the Intel® 64 or AMD64 architecture with the SSE4 instruction set. Intel® processors released in 2009 or later and AMD® processors released in 2012 or later satisfy this requirement.
- Apple silicon processors (M1 and later) are supported with macOS
- ARM64 processors are supported with Linux®
Adobe Acrobat® Reader is required to view and print the COMSOL documentation in PDF format.
For guidance on choosing RAM and processors, please see this Knowledge Base entry.
COMSOL Server™ License (CSL)
The COMSOL Server™ License type is a networked license type and is supported on a heterogeneous network of computers running any of the Windows® or Linux® operating systems or macOS. Both the license manager and the COMSOL Server™ software can run on a single computer running either Windows®, Linux®, or macOS.
Academic Server License (ASL)
System requirements for the academic server license type are similar to that of the COMSOL Server™ license type.
Operating System Requirements
In addition to the operating system requirements listed below, see the Interfacing Product Requirements for specific requirements for the CAD Import Module, Design Module, and LiveLink™ products.
64-Bit Operating Systems
|ARM64 (including Apple silicon processors like M1)||Not supported||
OS-Specific System Requirements
|Linux® (Intel® 64 and AMD64)||
FlexNet® License Manager
The system requirements for the license manager are the same as for COMSOL Multiphysics®. FlexNet® version 11.18.3 is used on all platforms. The version of
lmgrd must be the same or newer than the FlexNet® version used by the COMSOL® software.
FlexNet® License Manager on Linux®
Linux Standard Base (LSB™) is required for Linux® on the license server computer.
If the LSB™ core package is missing from the distribution repository, manually create a symbolic link as root:
- For Intel® 64 and AMD64 architectures:
ln -s /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 /lib64/ld-lsb-x86-64.so.3
- For ARM64:
ln -s /lib64/ld-linux-aarch64.so.1 /lib64/ld-lsb-aarch64.so.3
Graphics System Requirements
COMSOL Server™ does not require graphics rendering. To use the COMSOL Server™ web interface, log in using the COMSOL Client for Windows® or a recommended web browser; see Running COMSOL Applications. COMSOL Server™ can also be used in batch mode, which does not require graphics rendering.
Parallel System Requirements
|Shared-Memory Parallelism||All supported versions of Windows®||All supported versions of macOS||All supported Linux® distributions|
All computers in the cluster must use the same Linux® version and should have similar hardware. It is recommended that Open Fabric Interface (OFI) 1.5.0 or higher is installed. If you are using RDMA-capable network fabrics, a DAPL 1.2 or later version-compliant driver or library is required. The software is usually provided with your hardware.
1 Microsoft® HPC Pack for the respective Windows Server® version is required.
2 Version 7 requires using Intel MPI 2021.6.
COMSOL is shipped with OpenJDK™ 11.0.20+8. You can choose an alternative Java 11 version 11.0.20+8 or later during installation.
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 for you.
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