What are the system requirements for running TAP?

TAP™ is a Windows application and can run on any supported 64-bit Windows desktop computer (e.g., Win 10 and Win 11) and Windows Server.  Note that Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Any modern computer hardware will suffice for running TAP™.  Fast data storage drive – whether local hard drive or external hard drive – is the most critical aspect in minimizing study execution time. The fastest available USB-C external drives or, if your elevation data will be stored on the local hard drive, then performance will be improved with a high-speed internal SSD, such as NVMe.

In order to get the best performance out of the latest TAP™ software, it is recommended that computers have at least 16 GB of RAM.

TAP™ will take advantage of multiple processor cores for parallel processing to improve study calculation speed.  More processors cores may result in faster calculations.

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