The computer hardware is intended to be used within a hospital environment. General regulations and standards, such as IEC 60601-1, IEC 60950 must be observed by the hospital (i.e., only parts conforming to the applicable standards are allowed to be used within the hospital environment).
|Component||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
Intel XEON CPU with Westmere Microarchitecture (Released January 2010) and 6 physical cores.
Intel i7 CPU with Haswell Microarchitecture (Released June 2013) and 4 physical cores
Intel XEON CPU with Skylake Microarchitecture (Released August 2017) or newer.
Number of cores:
On servers 4 GB additional memory per additional user
On servers 16 GB additional memory per additional user
DirectX 11 compatible graphics card with at least 1 GB graphics memory and hardware feature level 10.
Minimal driver version for NVIDIA cards: 361.91 (ODE Branch).
DirectX 12 compatible workstation graphics card with at least 4 GB graphics memory and hardware feature level 11.
A high memory bandwidth between accelerator memory and accelerator and at least 640 GPU cores are recommended
NVIDIA Quadro Series with Pascal Chipset or newer with NVIDIA driver version: 385.41 or newer (ODE Branch)
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
2560 x 1440 (WQHD)
|Network Connection||100 Mbit/s||1 Gbit/s|
Currently supported Brainlab Platforms:
- Planning Station 9 Premium
Planning Workstation 8.0 RT (Planning Workstation for RT)
Planning Station 7 Workstation (Planning Workstation Premium)
- Node Server Hardware 5.1 Premium
- Node Server Hardware 5.1
- Node Server Hardware 5.0 (iPlanNet Server 5.0)
BL Server Hardware 4.0 (Node Server Hardware)
- Windows Ultimate 7 64-bit, SP1
- Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
- Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
- Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2008 64 bit, SP2 (not recommended)
For details on service pack compatibility, consult your Brainlab support specialist.
Updates to the operating system (hotfixes) or third-party software should be performed outside clinical working hours and in a test environment to verify correct operation of the Brainlab system. Brainlab monitors the released Windows hotfixes to check for problems. Contact Brainlab support if any problems related to operating system hotfixes are encountered.
After system acceptance, a backup of the software installation is created. This backup will not run on workstations other than the one the software is licensed to.
If the system is connected to a local area network (LAN), Brainlab recommends installing malware protection software (e.g., virus scanner) and keeping the definition files up to date. Please be aware that the malware protection software settings can affect the system performance. For example, if each file access is monitored, patient data loading and saving might be slow. Therefore, Brainlab recommends disabling real-time scans and performing virus scans outside of clinic working hours.
For the commissioning of the treatment planning software, the Physics Administration Software User Guide 5.0/5.5 and the instructions within the latest revision of the Brainlab Physics Technical Reference Guide are valid. Only machine profiles created by Physics Administration 5.0/5.5 are valid for use in combination with the software.