System Requirements


Ingenuity Variant Analysis System Requirements

Variant Analysis is a web base application that requires Flash 10.2 or newer.

Windows Internet Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Firefox 6 or later
  • Chrome 18 or later

Mac Internet Browsers*:

  • Safari 5 or later
  • Firefox 11 or later
  • Chrome 18 or later

*Firefox is recommended when using the Export to IPA feature.


Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP SP2 or later*

Windows Internet Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Firefox 5 or later
  • Chrome 10 or later
  • Safari 5.05 or later

Mac Operating Systems:

  • macOS Sierra
  • OS 10.11 El Capitan
  • OS 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS 10.9 Mavericks

Mac Internet Browsers:

  • Firefox 5 or later
  • Safari 5.0.5 or later
  • Chrome 10 or later (JRE 1.7.0_55 or later)

Java Runtime Enviroment (JRE)**:

  • JRE 1.7.0_55 or later
  • JRE 1.8.0_60 or later

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • PC – 1.25GHz, 2GB RAM (for lightweight usage of IPA)***
  • PC – 2GHz, 4GB RAM (Recommended)
  • Mac – 1.25GHz, 2GB RAM (for lightweight usage of IPA)***
  • Mac – 2GHz, 4 GB RAM (Recommended)
  • Minimum Screen Resolution of 1024×768

Requirements for Advanced Analytics (Causal Network Analysis and BioProfiler):

  • CoreTM i5 processor or equivalent running at 2 GHz or higher with 64 bit OS and Java
  • Minimum least 3 GB RAM free for Java
  • Minimum Screen resolution of 1280×800

We recommend that you install the IPA client using the installer located here:
With the installer, you no longer need to install Java separately or login to IPA with a web browser. There is no offline mode for IPA, you need an internet connection to use it.

* Note: Due to Microsoft discontinuing support for the Windows XP operating system in April of 2014, the Ingenuity Apps Team at QIAGEN will transition to legacy support for Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) on XP starting with the Spring release in March 2014. IPA will continue to function on the XP operating system and we anticipate no issues. However, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer operating system as soon as possible. With this reduced support for XP the IPA team will continue to investigate any reported defects and attempt to offer work-arounds for any identified issues if they arise due to XP.

** Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is the program required to run Java applications and applets on your computer.

*** Lightweight usage of IPA includes search, build/overlay operations and small dataset upload and analysis creation. For larger analyses and comparison analyses, IPA requires more memory (RAM).