Getting Started with QuarkXPress Server 2018 - February 2019 Update

System Requirements

This section lists baseline minimum requirements for evaluation and demonstration. Like any enterprise system, performance is highly contextual based on data complexity, number of requests, and IT infrastructure. Your specific requirements for production shall require development as part of the overall solution planning process.

For more information, please contact http://www.quark.com/support or your Quark sales contact.

The following is a list of factors to consider when scaling up for production:

Number of requests per minute

  • Content richness

    • Rendered page count

    • Number of raster images rendered

    • Number of vector images rendered

    • Number of images with transparency

    • Number of tables

    • Number of tables which span across multiple pages

    • Number of landscape pages

    • Number of footnotes in table cells

    • Number of cross-references

    • Number of image callouts or text callouts

  • Output richness

    • PDF/print output styles

    • Digital output, e.g. number and size of interactive artifacts

System requirements: macOS

Software
  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra™) or macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra™)

  •  Java J2SE™ Runtime Environment (JRE™) 8.0

Hardware
  •  1 processor core and 4 sub-renderers with 4GB of RAM for each renderer*

  •  10GB of additional disk space per renderer for temporary files

*Like any enterprise system, performance is highly contextual based on data complexity, number of requests, and IT infrastructure. Contact your account manager for sizing your organization's publishing needs.

System requirements: Windows

Software
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 64-bit and Windows® Server 2016 64-bit.

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 SP1 or later

  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8

  • Java J2SE™ Runtime Environment (JRE™) 8.0

  • Quark License Administrator (QLA) 4.6

.NET Framework is not included in the installer. Download and install from www.microsoft.com before starting QuarkXPress Server. You can install this component before or after installing QuarkXPress Server.
Hardware
  • *1 processor core and 4 sub-renderers with 4GB of RAM for each renderer

  • 10GB of additional disk space per renderer for temporary files

  • 5GB to 10GB hard disk space for installation

  • CPU: 4 Core Intel Xeon, 64-bit

  • TCP/IP network (Gigabit Ethernet recommended)

Power policy settings

QuarkXPress Server achieves better throughput under "High Performance" power policy setting as compared to a "Balanced" power policy setting.

  • If QuarkXPress Server is installed on a bare metal machine, the power policy should be configured to "High Performance" on that machine.

  • If QuarkXPress Server is installed on a virtual machine (Hyper V or ESXi), the power policy settings of the host machine should be configured to "High Performance" so that all virtual machines running on this host inherit this property.

*Like any enterprise system, performance is highly contextual based on data complexity, number of requests, and IT infrastructure. Contact your account manager for sizing your organization's publishing needs.