IBM-compatible Personal Computer
Hardware/Software Configuration for PSS®E-32

The following equipment configuration is the recommended configuration for a computer with the Microsoft Windows XP or VISTA PC interface. This suggested configuration is not necessarily complete or final; it may require additional hardware and system software elements to meet the needs of specific users. It must be reviewed with Siemens PTI to ensure that it is compatible with current equipment and program requirements.

** PSS®E-32 is certified to run on Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Minimal testing of PSS®E-32 against Windows Server 2000 and 2003 indicates that PSS®E -32 should operate normally on these older platforms.


For recommended use, PSS®E requires a PentiumIV-class 2GHz or faster CPU.

Operating System:

Windows XP or VISTA.

The PSS®E installer is only supported under the English version of Windows. When using other languages, you must install the following before installing PSS®E:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)


The minimum recommended memory configuration for PSS®E-32 is 2GB; a system with greater memory may show performance gains.


PSS®E is written for an ideal SVGA display resolution of 1024x768 pixels. We highly recommend using 1024x768 resolution with the "small fonts" option enabled, and using a 17" or larger monitor. An AGP card with color palette at a minimum setting of 32 -bit (True Color) is highly recommended to improve graphics performance.

Disk Space:

A full installation of PSS®E-32 requires 250MB of disk space (160MB with documentation). Additional space is required for your case files, Python installation (25MB), compiler (if installed), and the Windows XP or VISTA paging file.


It is not necessary to purchase a compiler to run PSS®E. To build Dynamics connection routines and/or user models one will be required.

Compilation of user code for use with the PSS®E-32 requires the Intel Visual Fortran (IVF) compiler 10.1 .

Please click here for information regarding compilation of user code for use with PSS®E-32.

PSS®GMB requirements:

You must have installed VISIO® Standard 2003 Service Release 2, or VISIO® Professional 2003 on your system for the use of PSS®GMB.

Installation Media:

PSS®E-32 is supplied on a single CD-ROM.


PSS®E can be installed locally on the user's computer, or as a server/node installation. The latter approach requires <3 MB of disk space on the user's computer for PSS®E.


PSS®E is secured through the use of hardware locks, or "dongles". Each machine on which PSS®E is installed will require a pass-through hardware lock to be installed on its parallel port. (Optionally, a USB-based "dongle" can be provided for use under Windows XP or VISTA). Alternatively, if your network supports the TCP/IP protocol, PSS®E can be installed to use a single network lock on a Windows XP or Server 2003 system. For further details on network locking, please contact Siemens PTI.


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