System requirements (Subscription)

Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware and software requirements for the installation and deployment of Watson Studio Desktop Subscription.

These system requirements are for installing the Core package and all add-ons.

Microsoft Windows

Table 1. Minimum system requirements for running on Microsoft Windows
Requirement Details
Operating system Microsoft Windows 64 bits
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
Computer and processor
  • 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • 4-core or more
Memory
  • 16 GB of RAM
Display
  • 1280 x 720 or higher resolution
Free disk space required for core package
  • 5.2 GB
Notebooks add-on and Notebook environments (Miniconda3)
  • 8.7 GB
SPSS Modeler add-on
  • 946 MB
Free disk space required for installation core package and all add-ons
  • 18.6 GB
Final installation size of core package and all add-ons
  • 14.8 GB

macOS

Table 2. Minimum system requirements for running on macOS
Requirement Details
Operating system macOS
  • Big Sur 11.2
  • Catalina 10.15
Supported file systems
  • Apple File System (APFS)
  • Mac OS Extended (HFS+)
Computer and processor
  • 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • 2-core or more
Memory
  • 16 GB of RAM
Display
  • 1280 x 720 or higher resolution
Free disk space required for core package
  • 5.5 GB
Notebooks add-on and Notebook environments (Miniconda3)
  • 8.2 GB
SPSS Modeler add-on
  • 944 MB
Free disk space required for installation core package and all add-ons
  • 18.3 GB
Final installation size of core package and all add-ons
  • 14.6 GB

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