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What are the minimun System Hardware Requirements

asked 2012-05-24 01:19:05 -0600

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updated 2014-04-20 14:09:30 -0600

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Hi I am new to robotics and i intend to make my bachelor level project for Robot Localization with particle Filters. I have installed ROS with Gazebo to make simulations but it is not working good on my laptop. So i intend to buy a new system a desktop workstation may be. But i m not sure that what is the minimum system requirements.

Here is what i have in mind


HP XW 6400

XEON Quad Core

2 GHz x 2 Processors. with 8 Mb Cache.


Option 2:

DELL T 5400 Intel Xeon Dual Core

3.33 GHz x 2 Processors

8 Mb Cache

4/8 GB RAM

Please help me on this issue Any suggestion will be appreciable Thanx

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Hi Zubair, Kindly share which config you bought and your experience with that.

aknirala gravatar image aknirala  ( 2012-06-16 23:02:14 -0600 )edit

Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - graphics with 1GB separate memory. with my experience with ROS and memory specs its " The more the Merrier"

Neo gravatar image Neo  ( 2012-11-30 04:32:05 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-05-24 03:08:36 -0600

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I would go for the solution with more cores. As ROS is distributed over multiple binaries it naturally scales well with the number of cores.

Also go for 8GB RAM instead of 4GB. It's probably not too expensive, but multiple binaries do in turn each allocate memory.

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