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Hazus Hardware and Software Requirements

This page provides hardware and software requirements for each major release of Hazus. Subsequent service pack releases have the same requirements as the associated major release.

Requirements for Hazus 4.2

HARDWARE SPEED2.2 GHZ dual core or higher, 4 GB or higher of memory/RAM.
COMPUTER STORAGE DISK SPACEApproximately 10 GB 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., 70 GB are needed
VIDEO / GRAPHICS ADAPTER24-bit capable video card with a minimum of 128 MB video memory; a resolution of 1078 x 768 or higher is recommended.
SUPPORTING
SOFTWARE

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro and 10 Enterprise, 8.1*, and 7 Pro* (64-bit); only US English versions are supported for use**.
Esri ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5.1 (Can be purchased by contacting Esri at 1-800-447-9778 or online at www.esri.com).

Spatial Analyst extension required with flood and tsunami models.

*Hazus is no longer supported but still operates on these platforms

**Hazus can be installed on other windows operating systems/service packs, but Hazus may not operate as expected with those operating systems/service packs.

Requirements for Hazus 4.0

HARDWARE SPEED2.2 GHZ dual core or higher, 4 GB or higher of memory/RAM.
COMPUTER STORAGE DISK SPACEAt least 10 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 – 70 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 10, 8.1, and 7 (64-bit)  – only US English versions are supported. Support for any 32-bit Windows operating systems has been discontinued.
Esri ArcGIS 10.4 (Can be purchased by contacting ESRI at 1-800-447-9778 or online at //www.esri.com). Users can use Hazus 4.0 with later versions of ArcGIS, but the Hazus Help Desk only supports 10.4.
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

Requirements for Hazus 3.2

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 – 70 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 10, 8.1, and 7 (64-bit)  – only US English versions are supported. Support for any 32-bit Windows operating systems has been discontinued.
Esri ArcGIS 10.4 (Can be purchased by contacting EsriI at 1-800-447-9778 or online at //www.esri.com). Users can use Hazus 3.2 with later versions of ArcGIS, but the Hazus Help Desk only supports 10.4.
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

Requirements for Hazus 3.1

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 – 70 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 7 and 8.1 (64-bit)  – only US English versions are supported. Support for any 32-bit Windows operating systems has been discontinued.
EsriArcGIS 10.2.2 (Can be purchased by contacting Esri at 1-800-447-9778 or online at //www.esri.com)
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

Requirements for Hazus 3.0

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 – 70 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 7(32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 8 and 8.1 – only US English versions are supported.
EsriArcGIS 10.2.2 (Can be purchased by contacting Esri at 1-800-447-9778 or online at //www.esri.com)
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

Requirements for Hazus 2.2

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 7(32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 8 – only US English versions are supported.*
EsriArcGIS 10.2.2 (Can be purchased by contacting Esri at 1-800-447-9778 or online at //www.esri.com)
Spatial Analyst extension required with flood model.

Last Updated: 
02/20/2020 - 15:28