EASA is an enterprise business suite that encapsulates a customer's domain-specific knowledge and computational expertise within a network application called an EASAP.
An EASAP provides a simple, straightforward and flexible user interface which insulates the User from the complexity of the underlying software.
An EASAP may recruit 'live' Excel spreadsheets, batch programs, database operations or other processing software to complete a task.
Thus an EASAP may require significant computational resources such as:
The following is a general guideline for any machine running EASA:
Below is a recommended hardware specification for a machine configured as a combined EASAP/Excel Server that supports 20-40 Excel processes. Two or more of these may be networked together with a lower spec EASA Server to form a scalable cluster (above schematic).
An Excel Server (physical or virtual) and its demand for Excel processes, will gain performance from:
The above is a general suggestion. An EASAP will run on a system with fewer resources, though a larger cluster of machines may become necessary if User load increases.
While EASA's hardware requirements are CPU/chipset vendor agnostic, past experience has demonstrated excellent performance using Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. Where EASA is installed on an Intel® HT architecture, Hyper-Threading should be enabled.