Running ArcHydro Tools on a Windows 7 64-bit computer

Discussion created by Alvaro-DK on May 4, 2011
Latest reply on May 4, 2011 by Alvaro-DK
Hello everyone

I need to use ArcHydro on a big railway project covering an area of 50 x 20 km. My experience tells me that I would need to split my terrain model in small pieces, in order to get the hydro calculations to work. I want to avoid that, and instead find a way to run the whole raster extent. I have only tried with Windows XP 32-bit system.

Therefore I am looking for alternative options to run ArcHydro, and thought about installing it on a 64-bit computer with Windows 7. I use ArcGIS Desktop 10. Questions:

- Can ArcHydro run on a 64-bit Windows 7 computer? Are there any special requirements?
- What are the advantages/disadvantages of running ArcHydro on such a computer?
- Any comments on previous or similar experiences are gratefully welcomed.
- Could there be any conflicts with CAD programs, like MicroStation for example?

Finally, here are the specifications of the computer I am considering:

Base Unit HP Z600 RDIMM Workstation
Chassis HP Z600 650W 85% Efficient Chassis
Operating System  MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS
Processor Intel Xeon X5650 2.66 12MB/1333 6C CPU-1
Processor 2 Intel Xeon X5650 2.66 12MB/1333 6C CPU-2

System Memory HP 16GB(4x4GB) DDR3-1333 ECC 2CPU RegRAM
Graphics Card NVIDIA Quadro FX580 512MB Graphics
Hard Drive 1 HP 250GB SATA 7200 1st HDD
Keyboard HP USB Standard Keyboard
Mouse HP USB Optical Scroll Mouse
Floppy Disk Drive HP No Floppy Disk Option
Optical Device 1 HP 16X DVD+-RW SuperMulti SATA 1st Drive
Country Kit HP Z600 Localization Kit
HP Care Pack Services - CTO/BTCO only (AV) HP 3y NBD/Disk Retention WS Only SVC
Workstations LS Std delivery (Door/Dock) AV workstation

Thanks a lot!!!