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ERL Server 5.0 Requirements
  Solaris1 Minimum Windows/NT1 Minimum
Computer SUN Ultra SPARC 300MHz 300 MHz Pentium II IBM-compatible PC
Memory 128MB Add 8MB per user 128MB Add 8MB per user
Video Standard Any
Operating Environment SUN Solaris Version 7 or 8 Windows NT 4.0 w/ Service Pack 6 or higher Windows 2000
Hard Disk Space 2 GB 2 GB
CD–ROM Drive ISO 9660, 680 MB CD Rom Drive ISO 9660, 680 MB CD Rom Drive
Floppy Drive Not required Not required
Other Additional SCSI hard disk space required for loading databases to hard disk Additional SCSI hard disk space required for loading databases to hard disk
Network Protocols Required: TCP/IP Recommended: Fast Ethernet(100Mbps or faster) Required: TCP/IP Recommended: Fast Ethernet(100Mbps or faster)
ERL Server 4.11 Requirements
  Linux1 Minimum Solaris1 Minimum Windows/NT1 Minimum
Computer 200 MHz Pentium Pro; IBM–compatible PC SUN SPARC 200MHz 200 MHz Pentium Pro IBM&nash;compatible PC
Memory 64MB Add 4MB per user 64MB Add 4MB per user 64MB Add 4MB per user
Video VGA Standard Any
Operating Environment RedHat LINUX 6.x SUN Solaris Version 2.6 or higher Version 3.51 or Version 4.002
Hard Disk Space 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
CD–ROM Drive ISO 9660, 680 MB CD Rom Drive ISO 9660, 680 MB CD Rom Drive ISO 9660, 680 MB CD Rom Drive
Floppy Drive Not required Not required Not required
Other Additional SCSI hard disk space required for loading databases to hard disk Additional SCSI hard disk space required for loading databases to hard disk Additional SCSI hard disk space required for loading databases to hard disk
Network Protocols Required: TCP/IP Recommended: Fast Ethernet(100Mbps or faster) Required: TCP/IP Recommended: Fast Ethernet(100Mbps or faster) Required: TCP/IP Recommended: Fast Ethernet(100Mbps or faster)
WebSPIRS Gateway Requirements
  WebSPIRS 5 Gateway WebSPIRS 4.1, 4.11, 4.2, 4.3 Gateway WebSPIRS 3.1 Gateway Z39.50 Option
Computer   Varies by Operating System Varies by Operating System Pentium
Memory 4 MB RAM per user 2 MB plus 4 MB per user 2 MB plus 4 MB per user 16 MB (1-10 users); add 0.5 MB per user over 10 users (32 MB required for Windows NT)
Operating Environment Solaris LINUX, Solaris, NT, External WebServer software IS NOT required LINUX, Solaris, NT, External WebServer software IS required Solaris, Windows NT
Hard Disk Space 40 MB 10 MB 10 MB 5 MB
Workstation Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0; Netscape Navigator 7.0; Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Windows '95 or Windows NT 4.0 w/32-bit Netscape 3.01 or higher (Excluding Netscape 6); or MS Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher and with JavaScript Support enabled. Macintosh w/Netscape 4.x or higher and with JavaScript support enabled Windows 3.1; Windows '95 or Windows NT 4.0 w/Netscape 3.01 or higher or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. Macintosh w/Netscape 3.01 or higher (Excluding Netscape 6) N/A
ERL Server Requirements ERL server 5. SilverPlatter recommends that WebSPIRS and ERL be run on different machines ERL server 4.06 or higher. SilverPlatter recommends that WebSPIRS and ERL be run on different machines ERL server 4.06 or higher. SilverPlatter recommends that WebSPIRS and ERL be run on different machines ERL server 4.06 or higher
CD ROM Drive   N/A N/A N/A
Floppy Drive   Not required Not required Not required
Mouse   Yes Yes Yes
Network Protocols   TCP/IP TCP/IP TCP/IP
Video   Standard Standard Standard
WebSPIRS Gateway Requirements
  WebSPIRS 5 Gateway WebSPIRS 4.1, 4.11, 4.2, 4.3 Gateway WebSPIRS 3.1 Gateway Z39.50 Option
Computer   Varies by Operating System Varies by Operating System Pentium
Memory 4 MB RAM per user 2 MB plus 4 MB per user 2 MB plus 4 MB per user 16 MB (1-10 users); add 0.5 MB per user over 10 users (32 MB required for Windows NT)
Operating Environment Solaris LINUX, Solaris, NT, External WebServer software IS NOT required LINUX, Solaris, NT, External WebServer software IS required Solaris, Windows NT
Hard Disk Space 40 MB 10 MB 10 MB 5 MB
Workstation Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0; Netscape Navigator 7.0; Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Windows '95 or Windows NT 4.0 w/32-bit Netscape 3.01 or higher (Excluding Netscape 6); or MS Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher and with JavaScript Support enabled. Macintosh w/Netscape 4.x or higher and with JavaScript support enabled Windows 3.1; Windows '95 or Windows NT 4.0 w/Netscape 3.01 or higher or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. Macintosh w/Netscape 3.01 or higher (Excluding Netscape 6) N/A
ERL Server Requirements ERL server 5. SilverPlatter recommends that WebSPIRS and ERL be run on different machines ERL server 4.06 or higher. SilverPlatter recommends that WebSPIRS and ERL be run on different machines ERL server 4.06 or higher. SilverPlatter recommends that WebSPIRS and ERL be run on different machines ERL server 4.06 or higher
CD ROM Drive N/A N/A N/A N/A
Floppy Drive Not required Not required Not required Not required
Mouse Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Protocols TCP/IP TCP/IP TCP/IP TCP/IP
Video Standard Standard Standard Standard

1 SilverPlatter customers are advised to contact their OS vendors regarding the compatibility of hardware devices such as tape drives, DVD etc.

2 NT Server is not required, but the number of TCP/IP connections on NT workstation 4.00 is limited to 10 (by NT)

3 The network connection occurs either as an Ethernet connection on the Macintosh or as a gateway from LocalTalk to Ethernet. ERL servers will not support direct LocalTalk connections

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The list of supported products represents the complete inventory for this year. SilverPlatter Platform products not included on this list are no longer supported by Ovid. If you are currently using a technology product that is no longer supported, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of that product as soon as possible. If you have questions or need assistance in upgrading, please contact Technical Support.

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SilverPlatter Platform Supported Technology Products

  • ERL dbserverv.5.03/WebAdmin v.5.03 – Solaris, NT
  • ERL dbserverv.4.11/WebAdmin v.4.11 – Solaris, Linux, NT
  • Z39.50 gateway v.4.0 – Solaris, NT
  • WebSPIRS v.5.02 – Solaris, Linux, NT
  • WebSPIRS v.4.3 – Solaris, Linux, NT
  • WinSPIRS v.5.0 – Windows '98, Me, 2000, XP
  • WinSPIRS v.4.0X – Windows '95, '98, NT
  • MacSPIRS v.4.0X –
  • HCU v.4X – Solaris, NT, Windows '95/'98
  • QUIKdata v.2 – Solaris, Linux, NT