Hazus Hardware and Software Requirements

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Requirements for Hazus-Multi Hazard (Hazus-MH) 2.1

Hardware Speed2.2 GHZ dual core or higher, 2 GB or higher of memory/RAM
Computer Storage Disk Space10 GB of disk space is needed to store one multi-hazard large urban study region/ Inventory data size varies by state; for the entire US – 30 GB is needed
Video / Graphics Adapter24-bit capable video card with a minimum of 128 MB memory; a resolution of 1078 x 768 or higher is recommended
Supporting
Software
Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise* – only US English versions are supported**
ESRI ArcGIS 10 SP2 (Can be purchased by contacting ESRI at 1-800-447-9778 or online at http://www.esri.com)
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

* Hazus-MH 2.1 will run on Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit. 

**Hazus–MH installation will allow users to install on other operating systems/service packs, but the application is not certified to work flawlessly with those operating systems/service packs.

Requirements for Hazus-Multi Hazard (Hazus-MH) 2.0

Hardware Speed2.2 GHZ dual core or higher, 2 GB or higher of memory/RAM
Computer Storage Disk Space10 GB of disk space is needed to store one multi-hazard large urban study region/ Inventory data size varies by state; for the entire US – 30 GB is needed
Video / Graphics Adapter24-bit capable video card with a minimum of 128 MB memory; a resolution of 1078 x 768 or higher is recommended
Supporting
Software
Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise – only US English versions are supported* ESRI ArcGIS 10 SP1 (Can be purchased by contacting ESRI at 1-800-447-9778 or online at http://www.esri.com)
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

*Hazus–MH installation will allow users to install on other operating systems/service packs, but the application is not certified to work flawlessly with those operating systems/service packs.

Hazus®-MH Technical Support Guide including Problem Report Template

Requirements for Hazus-MH MR5

Hardware Speed2.2 GHz dual core or higher. 2GB or higher of memory/RAM.
Computer Storage Disk SpaceApproximately 10GB of disk space is needed to store one multi-hazard large urban study region. Inventory data size varies by state; for the entire U.S., 30 GB are needed.
Video / Graphics Adapter24-bit capable video card with at least 128 MB of video memory. A resolution of 1078x768 or higher is recommended.
Supporting
Software
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise. Only US English version are supported.
ESRI ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP1
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

Note: Hazus-MH installation will allow user to install Hazus-MH on other operating systems / service packs, but Hazus-MH is not certified to work flawlessly with those operation systems / service packs.

Hazus®-MH Technical Support Guide including Problem Report Template

Requirements for Hazus-MH MR4

 

MINIMALMODERATEPREFERRED
HardwarePentium® III
1 GHz core speed
512 MB RAM
Note:
Allows moderately fast analysis of small communities only.
Pentium® IV
2 GHz core speed
1 GB RAM
Note:
Allows fast analysis of medium-sized communities or real-time analysis for small communities.
Pentium® IV
3 GHz (or better) core speed
2 GB RAM
Note:
Allows fast analysis of large urban areas and real-time analysis for all communities.
Computer Storage:
Free Hard Disk Space
10 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of three scenarios for a medium-sized community.
40 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of three scenarios for large urban areas.
120 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of 25 or more scenarios for large urban areas.
Hardware AccessoriesDVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
DVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
DVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
Supporting
Software

Operates on ArcView 9.3 SP1 or ArcGIS 9.3.1, and MS Windows XP SP3
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Note: Will not run on Windows Vista 64 bit. Hazus-MH running on Windows Vista or Windows 7 is not yet supported.

Operates on ArcView 9.3 SP1 or ArcGIS 9.3.1, and MS Windows XP SP3
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Note: Will not run on Windows Vista 64 bit. Hazus-MH running on Windows Vista or Windows 7 is not yet supported.

Operates on ArcView 9.3 SP1 or ArcGIS 9.3.1, and MS Windows XP SP3
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Note: Will not run on Windows Vista 64 bit. Hazus-MH running on Windows Vista or Windows 7 is not yet supported.

Hazus®-MH Technical Support Guide including Problem Report Template

Requirements for Hazus-MH MR3

Please Note: Hazus-MH MR3 is now certified for use with ESRI's ArcGIS
and Service Pack 5. Service Pack 5 is recommended to run along with
ArcGIS software when running Patch2. At a minimum, Service Pack 4 is
required.

 

MINIMALMODERATEPREFERRED
HardwarePentium® III
1 GHz core speed
512 MB RAM
Note:
Allows moderately fast analysis of small communities only.
Pentium® IV
2 GHz core speed
1 GB RAM
Note:
Allows fast analysis of medium-sized communities or real-time analysis for small communities.
Pentium® IV
3 GHz (or better) core speed
2 GB RAM
Note:
Allows fast analysis of large urban areas and real-time analysis for all communities.
Computer Storage:
Free Hard Disk Space
10 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of three scenarios for a medium-sized community.
40 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of three scenarios for large urban areas.
120 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of 25 or more scenarios for large urban areas.
Hardware AccessoriesDVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
DVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
DVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
Supporting
Software

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2, SP3, and SP4
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and SP2 (U.S. English Version)
ArcGIS 9.2 SP5 
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Note: Will not run on Windows Vista 64 bit. Hazus-MH running on Windows Vista is not yet supported.

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2, SP3, and SP4
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and SP2 (U.S. English Version)
ArcGIS 9.2 SP5 
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Note: Will not run on Windows Vista 64 bit. Hazus-MH running on Windows Vista is not yet supported.

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2, SP3, and SP4
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and SP2 (U.S. English Version)
ArcGIS 9.2 SP5 
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Note: Will not run on Windows Vista 64 bit. Hazus-MH running on Windows Vista is not yet supported.

Hazus®-MH Technical Support Guide including Problem Report Template

Requirements for Hazus-MH MR2

 MINIMAL-MODERATEPREFERRED
HardwarePentium® III or Pentium® IV
1 -2 GHz core speed
512 MB RAM
Note:
Allows moderately fast analysis of small communities to medium-sized communities or real-time analysis for small communities.
Pentium® IV with 800 MHz system bus and 2.6 GHz (or better) core speed
1 GB RAM
Note:
Allows fast analysis of large urban areas and real-time analysis for all communities.
Computer Storage:
Free Hard Disk Space
10 - 40 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of three scenarios for a medium-sized community or large urban area.
80 GB
Allows installation of Hazus-MH and storage of 25 or more scenarios for large urban areas.
Hardware AccessoriesDVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 800 x 800 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
DVD-ROM reader with 12x minimum read speed
Graphics Card with 800 x 800 minimum resolution
Mouse, Keyboard and 19" Monitor
Supporting
Software

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2, SP3, and SP4
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and SP2
ArcGIS 9.1 SP1 
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2, SP3, and SP4
Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and SP2
ArcGIS 9.1 SP1 
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension required for Flood Model

 

Last Updated: 
01/22/2013 - 17:29