What are the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage requirements?

The minimum specifications to run StarTools, increases with the resolution of the dataset you intend to process.

For best results, 16GB and a modern many-core CPU are recommended, in addition to running from a RAM disk (or alternatively a Solid State Drive). You should ensure your operating system is configured to provide an additional 2x-3x as much virtual memory as physical memory.

As of version 1.7 StarTools is fully GPU accelerated. Heavy arithmetic is offloaded to any OpenCL 1.1 compliant GPU present in your system. Significant processing speed can be seen on even modest, older GPUs.

Regardless of your machine's specification, consider binning your data if your data is oversampled.