Starcounter is optimized for modern CPUs. We recommend at least 2 physical cores and 4 GB RAM. It is possible to run Starcounter in a virtual machine.
- Multi-core CPU. Intel and AMD CPUs with at least two logical cores are supported. Starcounter will run on a single-core machine with no performance guarantees. For Intel processors, the Nehalem micro-architecture or later is supported. For AMD processors, the Barcelona micro-architecture or later is supported. Intel computers prior to 2009 and AMD computers prior to 2008 will not be able to run Starcounter.
- Microsoft Windows 64-bit operating system. Tested on Windows 10 x64, Windows Server 2012 x64 and Windows Server 2016 x64; we do not test Starcounter on older versions of Windows OS.
- .NET Framework 4.6.x.
- Visual Studio (for development): 2015 or 2017.
We are planning to roll out support for Linux and OS X, and it is currently in working progress. Support for software platforms other than .NET is coming as well, starting with Node.js.