|CPU||1.5 GHz × 2 cores||2.0 GHz × 4 cores||64-bit x86 only (32-bit x86 or ARM will not work)|
|Memory||4 GB||8 GB|
|Storage||100 GB HDD||128 GB SSD|
|Network interface||100 Mb/s Ethernet||1000 Mb/s Ethernet|
|Internet connection||Not required||100 Mb/s down||For downloading updates|
|USB ports||1||1||For installation and backups|
- Download the WolframOS ISO
- Use Etcher (or another ISO image writer) to write it to a USB flash drive that is at least 2GB.
Anything else on the flash drive will be erased!
- Make sure the IPC is powered off.
Unplugging it is an easy way to do this and will not hurt anything because we are about to wipe it anyway.
- Insert the flash drive into the IPC.
DO NOT leave this flash drive plugged into any other PC. Rebooting a computer with this drive plugged in will erase its hard drive with very little time to stop it.
- Connect IPC to network and then power.
A monitor and keyboard are optional, but the IPC must have a network connection for the OS installation to succeed.
- Wait about 20 minutes.
When the installation stops, the system will shut down. If this takes longer than half an hour, connect a monitor to the IPC to see if there are any error messages. Sometimes trying the installation again can fix them.
- The IPC is now ready, but shut down. Remove the flash drive.
- Continue to first-time setup
Virtual machine installation
These instructions should also work for deployment as a virtual machine. VirtualBox has been tested and found to work. Keep in mind the necessary port forwarding settings when setting up the virtual machine.