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System Requirements
SAS® Energy Forecasting 4.1

Server-Tier Requirements

SAS Energy Forecasting Server

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SAS Energy Forecasting Server also includes SAS LASR Analytics Server Access Tools, two standard SAS/ACCESS engines of choice, and three SAS Metadata Bridges of choice, plus General Industry Standards which is included automatically.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server (Non-distributed LASR)

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server includes one standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice as available per platform. The engine of choice must be the same as the SAS Energy Forcasting ACCESS engine. Others are licensed separately.

We recommend installing SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server on a separate machine.

SAS Metadata Server

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SAS makes the following recommendations for SAS Metadata Server deployments:

  • a 64-bit host system
  • a dedicated machine to simplify tuning, management, and diagnostics
  • multi-core server hardware because SAS Metadata Server is multi-threaded
  • four or more cores for production deployments

The disk I/O performance of any server-class system should be sufficient. Memory requirements are highly dependent on the product mix and usage, but 8 GB of RAM are sufficient for most large deployments. For many deployments, 4 GB of RAM are sufficient and should be considered a minimum, unless the specific deployment is tested and verified to require less memory.

SAS Data Servers

SAS Energy Forecasting contains the SAS data server SAS Energy Forecasting Data Server, which requires additional configuration.

The size of the data server is small.

Note: When you configure your software, the size of each data server must be considered.

Before you install, update, or add products and solutions that result in the deployment of one or more SAS data servers to the same machine, kernel parameter changes for shared memory and semaphores are required. For details about configuration of small, medium, and large data servers, see the section “Tuning the SAS Data Server“ in the guide SAS 9.4 Web Applications: Tuning for Performance and Scalability, Second Edition. at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/intellplatform/tabs/admin94.html


Middle-Tier Requirements

SAS Energy Forecasting Mid-Tier

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier (Non-distributed LASR)

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We recommend installing SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier on a separate machine.

Web Application Servers

When you install your SAS solution software, SAS Deployment Manager installs and configures the required web application servers and web servers.

To install these servers, select one of the supported operating systems for the middle tier.

Note: These servers cannot be installed on the z/OS or 32-bit Windows platforms.


Client-Tier Requirements

SAS Energy Forecasting Clients

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SAS Forecast Studio Add-in to SAS Enterprise Guide, or to Microsoft Office are optional and not included.

SAS Enterprise Miner Personal Client

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SAS Enterprise Miner Thin Clients on Microsoft Windows for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS Add-in for Microsoft Office 7.15
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 7.15
  • SAS Enterprise Miner Client 14.3
  • SAS Enterprise Miner Plug-in for SAS Management Console 14.3
  • SAS Management Console 9.4
  • SAS Workflow Studio 1.3

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 582 MB
Supported Environments:
  • Windows 10 (32-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 10 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 10 on the x86 chip family
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8 Pro (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Small Business Server (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard with Desktop Experience (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients

SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients (SAS Mobile BI) are available for the Apple iPad and Android tablets via free downloads from app stores.

Web Browsers

The list of web browsers that SAS supports is updated as new products are tested and approved. For the latest information, visit the SAS 9.4 Support for Web Browsers and Plug-Ins page at https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-9-4-web-browsers.html.

 


Third-Party Software

SAS software may be provided with certain third-party software, including but not limited to open-source software, which is licensed under its applicable third-party software license agreement. For license information about third-party software distributed with SAS software, refer to http://support.sas.com/thirdpartylicenses.

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