One of my clients is an oil exploration company. They use an application made by Halliburton called GeoGraphix. Within GeoGraphix is a component called Discovery™ 3D which evidently allows them to view and interpret seismic data in a 3D “world”.
The client wants me to install this software on a laptop, and I am wondering if the hardware requirements listed below can be found in a laptop:
Multi-Core 2.4 GHz or greater processor, 8 GB RAM or greater,
Graphics Card that is DirectX 11 compatible, 2GB video RAM
1 GB VRAM
Microsoft® Windows® Vista x64 SP3
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (recommended)
Genuine Xbox 360 controller for Windows (recommended)
I know I can certainly find a Multi-Core 2.4 GHz or greater processor with 8 GB RAM or greater, but the Xbox controller confuses me. Do I somehow need to “link” the PC to an Xbox system or just an Xbox hand controller to be used to control\manipulate the application? I know these are questions I need to ask of the GeoGraphix support folks, but I’m wondering if I can even find a laptop with a Graphics Card that is DirectX 11 compatible, 2GB video RAM, 1 GB VRAM. This all “smells” like a desktop workstation to me.
The workstation OS will be Win7 Pro x64 and the GeoGraphix host app runs on a MS Server 2003R2. DC is a MS 2003SBS.
THANKS in advance!