Flexible Capacity

Unique System Design

MaSTR™ probabilistic genotyping software makes efficient use of the lab computer resources. With Server-client based technology, processing is done on the server and multiple clients can review results and send new jobs (Figure 1). Each user sets up and sends analysis jobs from existing Client computers. Expedited cases can be moved to the front of the queue by laboratory management. The High-speed server processes data from the queued jobs submitted by client computers. The design is flexible – labs with a lower caseload may opt to install server/database and client on the same computer. Click here for minimum and recommended computer specifications.

Figure 1: The software is structured into three parts, but the database (1) and server (2) are both contained within the Server virtual machine.

1. The Database
Used to manage the job queue, store analysis results, and store important information (Panels, Models, Protocol Sets, etc).

2. The Server
Runs the analysis and communicates with the client to provide results.

3. The Client
One or more clients may connect to the server to submit jobs and review results.

High Speed with minimum computer specifications

Table 1: Provides examples analysis times for simple to complex mixtures; processing two jobs at a time on a server with the minimum specifications. If you would like to learn more about MaSTR software, please watch our recorded webinar.

Figure 2: The capacity of MaSTR software can be increased with your computer hardware. The number of cores increases the capacity, not the speed.

Computer Specifications:

Computer Requirements - Server:

Minimum Specs (complex mixtures may not run)

  • 4-core CPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive

Suggested Specs

  • 8-core CPU (or better)
  • 32 GB of RAM (or better)
  • 2 TB hard drive (or better)

Computer Requirements - Client:

Clients connect to and interact with the server on the internal network using a web-browser.

Using either one of these:

  • Google Chrome v56 (or higher)
  • Mozilla Firefox v51 (or higher)

Support Operating Systems:

  • 64-Bit OS