System Requirements
SAS® Risk Dimensions 6.5

Server Tier Requirements

Note: SAS Risk Dimensions includes SAS Data Integration Server and SAS Enterprise BI Server.

SAS Risk Dimensions Server

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SAS Risk Dimensions Server includes two SAS/ACCESS Engines of choice, and three SAS Metadata Bridges of choice.

SAS Data Servers

SAS Risk Dimensions contains the SAS data server SAS Risk Common Data Server, which requires additional configuration.

The size of the data server is medium.

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 PostgreSQL Data Server“ in the guide SAS 9.4 Web Applications: Tuning for Performance and Scalability, Second Edition. at

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.

Middle Tier Requirements

SAS Risk Dimensions Mid-Tiers

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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 Risk Dimensions Clients

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SAS AppDev Studio Application Development Client

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Please see the SAS AppDev Studio system requirements for the latest information about its requirements.

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

When you select a web browser on your client machines, be aware that SAS Risk Dimensions deploys SAS Common Components 2.4 for HTML, which has a separate set of supported web browsers. Most recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome are supported. For a list of supported browsers and platforms associated with HTML5, refer to the system requirements for SAS Common Components 2.4 for HTML.

JMP Requirements

Offerings with Integration to SAS Risk Dimensions are not included and licensed separately.

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

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