Science & Research

ArrayTrack™ System Requirements

You must have an Oracle license to run ArrayTrack™ locally.

  • ArrayTrack™ is only available on CD. You can request a CD by contacting Dr. Weida Tong at 870-543-7142 or
  • ArrayTrack™ is a client-server application consisting of a Java front-end and an Oracle database serving as the data repository. It has a client application that runs on a user's workstation and an ORACLE database running on a server. You need to setup the server first before installing the client software from our Web site (detailed instructions for this installation are included on the CD).

Server Requirements:

  1. Oracle Database Standard or Enterprise Edition, Version 10g or above.
  2. Database storage of 40 GB of disk space for a basic installation. (The storage requirements will increase significantly if users wish to use ArrayTrack™ as the repository for their microarray data.)
  3. 2GB or more of memory for the Oracle instance. Refer to Oracle documentation for further information.
  4. Oracle import utility (imp) version or higher is required in order to import data into your database. (Windows batch scripts and UNIX shell scripts are included.)
  5. Optional Web server. A Web server is required when you run ArrayTrack™ client in "prompted" mode. It is used to host a Java Web start (.jnlp) file. A Web server is not required to run ArrayTrack™ in "unprompted" mode. (See the "How To Install" section of the ArrayTrack™ client setup.)
  6. To have optimal performance, we suggest that you install the ArrayTrack™ database on a dedicated machine with optimized I/O. Consult with a Database Administrator for details.

Client Workstation Requirements:

  1. ArrayTrack™ needs to be running in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5 or above.
  2. The database can be installed on the client's machine for single-user use.

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