Hardware requirements

Updated 23 June 2020

Minimal hardware

Verify that your hardware meets the requirements of your Calculate flavour.

Depending on your needs you might manage with less system resources than recommended in the table below. It may yet be possible to install Calculate Linux on your computers - with a result you probably won't like.

Nevertheless, you can run a graphical desktop environment on older or low-end computers. In this case, we recommend installing a desktop environment that uses less RAM and CPU than KDE; XFCE seems a good choice.

Calculate Linux Desktop KDE

CPU x86_64 or newer (Intel not less than Pentium 4, AMD not less than Athlon 64)
RAM 1 GB
Disk space 8 GB
Swap usually not less than the RAM size

Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon

CPU x86_64 or newer (Intel not less than Pentium 4, AMD not less than Athlon 64)
RAM 1 GB
Disk space 8 GB
Swap usually not less than the RAM size

Calculate Linux Desktop LXQt

CPU x86_64 or newer (Intel not less than Pentium 4, AMD not less than Athlon 64)
RAM 512 MB
Disk space 8 GB
Swap usually not less than the RAM size

Calculate Linux Desktop MATE

CPU x86_64 or newer (Intel not less than Pentium 4, AMD not less than Athlon 64)
RAM 512 MB
Disk space 8 GB
Swap usually not less than the RAM size

Calculate Linux Desktop XFCE

CPU x86_64 or newer (Intel not less than Pentium 4, AMD not less than Athlon 64)
RAM 512 MB
Disk space 8 GB
Swap usually not less than the RAM size

Calculate Directory Server

CPU x86_64 or newer (Intel not less than Pentium 4, AMD not less than Athlon 64)
RAM 256 MB
Disk space 7.5 GB
Swap usually not less than the RAM size

Requirements for RAM or disk space may increase depending on the type of tasks performed.