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System Requirements

In this article, we introduce the system requirements to operate the SmartCAE Digital Cold Chain (DCC) platform.

The basic system requirements are the same as those of Wolfram Mathematica 13.0:

  • Disk Space: 19GB
  • System Memory (RAM): 4 GB+ recommended
  • Internet Access: Required to use online data sources from the Wolfram Knowledgebase.
  • Available Operating Systems: Windows, macOS, Linux

Below, we discuss these requirements more specifically as they relate to our DCC platform.


Minimum Recommended
Disk Space 5GB for Wolfram Player 13.0 (less than disk space required for Wolfram Mathematica, since Mathematica includes additional components and documentation).
System Memory (RAM) 8GB 16GB or more
(for complex packaging systems in Thermal Packaging).
Processor 64-bit Intel or AMD. Typical recent mid-range CPU, like Intel core i5 or better, AMD Ryzen 5 or better. For Thermal Packaging alone, the single processor speed is most important to reduce computing times.
Number of Processor Cores This is important only when using Lane Risk with several compute cores in parallel. In this case, the number of processor cores should be at least 2, plus any additional compute cores licensed. It is recommended to have at least an additional 8GB RAM available for each parallel compute core in use.

Internet Access

  • For our Lane Profiles module: Internet access for the Player executable with access* to WRI servers is required.
  • For daily solar irradiance satellite data: Internet access* to EU photovoltaic geographical information system servers is required.
  • For automatic updates (recommended) and network licenses, internet access* to SmartCAE servers is required.
  • Lists of server hostnames is available upon request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* In many corporate networks outgoing internet connections from unknown programs are restricted for security reasons. Some DCC functionalities need such outgoing internet connections to a dedicated number of services, which must be configured to be allowed.