STRUMIS is a cutting-edge software solution for steelwork fabricators that offers a reliable, future-ready Management Information System. It helps lower overheads, work duplication and material waste, thus significantly enhancing efficiencies and productivity, ultimately boosting profits.
STRUMIS now benefits steelwork fabricators worldwide with full language ability, including many top fabricators in over 60 countries. Having highly skilled sales, support and training engineers, STRUMIS customers are assured to get the most out of their investment.
Workstation Specialists is the hardware brand of STRUMIS Ltd. We specialise in customising computer hardware around the requirements of software packages and end-users-specific needs. This guide discusses optimising your Client and Server hardware configurations to ensure a smooth and highly optimised STRUMIS experience.
Recommended Hardware for a STRUMIS Server
STRUMIS is a Client/Server application. Configuring the right hardware for both is essential for maximising performance. The server is where your centralised MSSQL database is stored. It has to be able to deal with hundreds or thousands of database requests at any moment.
STRUMIS runs on MSSQL, which benefits from high cores/threads and fast clock speeds. We recommend the Intel® Xeon® W-Series processors for this reason. Their high core counts, fast clock speeds, robust architecture and support for Error-Correcting Code (ECC) memory make them ideal for critical server infrastructure, rated for 24/7 operation.
We advise that customers set up their STRUMIS Servers with at least 16-32GB of memory for 11-25 users and 64GB+ for 25+ users. Memory usage depends on your specific setup and workflow. Rest assured all our servers can reach very high memory capacities ensuring we can always meet your needs.
High-speed storage and fast IOPS are crucial for any optimised MSSQL database, and a STRUMIS server is no different. We recommend a RAID 1 or RAID 10 enterprise-class NVMe SSD configuration. This ensures you have the performance and redundancy a vital server solution needs. The total storage capacity you need is very specific from user to user, and sadly, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. For example, do you want external storage somewhere else on your network? What is the size of your user base? Do you want to store documentation made by STRUMIS on the server?
We also recommend using strong and high-bandwidth networking abilities. 1 Gbps network ports are great for running most STRUMIS servers. If you need even faster networking, 10 Gbps+ networking ports are available. Our server solutions often include remote management IPMI, making setup and maintenance of these platforms easy for system administrators.
Recommended Hardware for a STRUMIS Client
STRUMIS is a very light package on the client side that can work on almost any computer hardware and tablet. For a STRUMIS Client, we recommend at least a quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM and SSD storage.
If you’d like to leverage the power of the BIMREVIEW model viewer or VISION Web service. We recommend adding a graphics card to improve performance further. We suggest a dedicated low to mid-range NVIDIA GeForce graphics card. This ensures your system runs well while using the BIMREVIEW model viewports and powering your displays.
Other software packages you use on the same machine may need very different hardware. Contact our in-house technical consultancy team today for a customised quote.