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Host PC

Performance Requirements



Operating System

Windows 7 or 10 (64-bit only)Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Processor Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processorAt least 2 logical cores are required to run a simulation. Any additional core can be used to accelerate a simulation or run multiple simulations in parallel.
  • 5 GB of HDD space for HYPERSIM only
  • additional toolboxes may require up to 2 GB more

If you run the simulation on localhost you must have at least 5 GB left on your computer.

If you run in real-time you must have at least 5 GB left on the target.



No minimum

No recommendation

Permission Requirements

In the following sections, the following symbols are used:

  • %HYPERSIM_DIR%: The path to the HYPERSIM installation.
    • By default, this value is C:\OPAL-RT\HYPERSIM\hypersim_version ; where hypersim_version is the folder of the current version, for example, "hypersim_2021.3.1.o187".
  • %USERPROFILE%: The user directory. By default, this value is C:\Users\userName ; where userName is the Windows user name, for example, "JohnSmith"
    • Note 1: HYPERSIM currently does not support spaces in this path.
    • Note 2: In some rare cases, user names with capital letters may trigger errors when writing to the target code directory. If such an issue occurs, please use the Target manager Diagnostic to get additional information.

Installing HYPERSIM on Host

HYPERSIM installation requires administrator permissions.

The installation of solely HYPERSIM does not create any environment variables or registry keys. However, the additional accompanying toolboxes may create environment variables and registry keys.

Running HYPERSIM on Host

Diagnostic tool is provided in %HYPERSIM_DIR%. This tool helps to validate that your setup has all the required permissions.

To run HYPERSIM, users do not need administrator privileges or an Internet connection.

HYPERSIM does, however, need the following permission:

  • read/execute permissions in %HYPERSIM_DIR%.
  • Most HYPERSIM processes start from this location, the main ones being:
Process nameUsagePortsPermission notes
Hyperworks.exeDesign interface13510, 32768-65535You need an internet connection to use the target manager to request a target license
HyWorks.exeMain HYPERSIM application111, 600-1023, 13510
HyCore.exeTarget interaction application111, 600-1023, 13500, 32768-65535
ActivationTool.exeHost license installation111, 600-1023You need an internet connection to use the ActivationTool to request a host license
Hyperview.exeHyperview software111, 600-1023
IOGuiFX.exeI/O Interface and DataLogger configuration application111, 600-1023, 17510
Scopeview.exeScopeView software111, 600-1023, 13501
TestView.exeTestView software111, 600-1023
UcmBuilder.exeUCM editor tool111, 600-1023
Diagnostic_ToolSetup analyzing tool
Needs to be run as an administrator in order to give a complete report.
hyServMain.exeSimulation setup and interface17510, 49152-65535
hypersim.exeCircuit engine application600-1023, 32768-49151
eclipse.exeDocCenter application 49152-65535

The executables above may start any executable in %HYPERSIM_DIR%. They need to be authorized through the firewall.

Read/write/execute permission in %USERPROFILE%

  • %USERPROFILE%/My Documents/HYPERSIM is the default location suggested for creating HYPERSIM models.
    • Make sure any selected location or pathname is not very long--otherwise, the generated files may exceed Windows path length limitations.
  • Logs and user preferences are stored in %USERPROFILE%/HYPERSIM.
  • The localhost target default code generation is in %USERPROFILE%/HYPERSIM folder. A process with the name of the model starts from this location.

Running a simulation, on localhost or on a target, may use ports 17511 through 17599 for interaction with I/O Interfaces.


        Note that Samba is no longer required from 2022.1.0

This step is only required for versions 2021.3 and earlier. To communicate with a Linux target, users need to ensure their SAMBA permissions are sufficient. Specifically, they need the option below enabled. If this option is missing, the Diagnostic_Tool can provide a solution on how to install it.

UDP ports 137, 138 and TCP ports 139 and 445 must be freed for the successful running of HYPERSIM, as Windows 10 disables them by default in certain configurations (e.g. guest access). Please contact your IT department in case of issues with Samba2.

HYPERSIM uses UDP protocol on ports 137-138 and TCP ports 139, 445 to exchange information between the localhost and the target.

For more, read: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4046019/guest-access-in-smb2-disabled-by-default-in-windows-10-and-windows-ser

Target (Linux)

Hardware Platforms

HYPERSIM is compatible with all our Real-Time Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator platforms. The system requirements of the platform will depend on the application and simulation demands.

For more information on our hardware platforms please refer to our Hardware Products Documentation, or follow the links below.

Linux Operating Systems

  • Red Hat 5.2 (build
  • CentOS 6.6 (build 3.12.26-opalrt)
  • OPAL-RT Linux 3


Target permissions are configured before delivery, or during the first HYPERSIM installation on target.

Target (Windows)

Since HYERSIM 2021.3.0, multi-user mode is available on Windows targets in accelerated simulation (RTA) mode.

If you're interested in testing the feature and providing feedback, please contact the support team.

Operating System

  • Windows 10
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