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What Are the System Requirements for Agisoft Metashape?

Agisoft Metashape is photogrammetric processing software that transforms images from RGB or multispectral cameras into 3D spatial data, such as dense point clouds, textured polygonal models, georeferenced true orthomosaics, and DSMs/DTMs. It is used for GIS applications, cultural heritage documentation, and visual effects production apart from applications that use indirect measurements of objects of different scales. The software can eliminate shadows and texture artifacts from the models, calculate vegetation indices and extract information for farming equipment action maps using advanced post-processing capabilities. It is designed with innovative technology for fast processing and delivering accurate results for aerial and close-range photography. In this article, we will focus on the system requirements for Agisoft Metashape.

What Are the Hardware and Software Specifications for Agisoft Metashape?

Agisoft Metashape is supported on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Here are the system requirements for running Agisoft Metashape.

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    The RAM available for consumption is most often the limiting factor on the maximum size of a project that can be run on a machine. Agisoft Metashape requires 16- 32GB of RAM in the Basic Configuration, 32-128GB in Advanced Configuration, and over 128GB in Extreme Configuration for processing larger datasets.

  • CPU

    Agisoft Metashape runs complex geometry reconstruction algorithms. Running these algorithms requires a significant amount of computing power to process data. Consequently, it is ideal to use high-speed multi-core CPUs with more than 6 cores delivering a clock speed of at least 3 GHz. The photogrammetric software requires an Intel or AMD processor with 2-8 cores, offering at least 2GHz in the Basic Configuration, 6 – 24 core Intel or AMD processor with a clock speed of 3.0+ GHz in the Advanced Configuration, and dual-socket Intel Xeon Workstations in the Extreme Configuration.

  • GPU (Graphics Processing Units)

    Agisoft Metashape supports high-end OpenCL or CUDA compatible graphics cards for accelerating resource-intensive processing steps. NVIDIA and AMD GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) such as GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon RX 5700 that have over 700+ CUDA cores/shader processor units are ideal for the Basic Configuration. 1 or 2 NVIDIA or AMD GPUs, such as GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or Radeon VII that have 1920+ CUDA cores/shader processor units are ideal for the Advanced Configuration. High-end GPUs such as Quadro/Tesla GPUs are required for Extreme Configuration.

Why Opt for Agisoft Metashape Cloud Hosting?

Deploying Agisoft Metashape in the cloud can help businesses take advantage of online photogrammetric processing. Here are some of the advantages of Agisoft Metashape cloud hosting.

  • Several stakeholders, such as data scientists, business analysts, and technical experts can collaborate on a single source of truth for building predictive models and customized high-value applications using Metashape.
  • Businesses can optimize their expenditure by taking advantage of remote access to the geospatial software on a pay-per-use basis.
  • It simplifies the development, testing, and deployment of Machine Learning based solutions in data science pipelines without restructuring workflows, thereby reducing the time to value ratio.
  • There is greater flexibility in terms of architecture that allows businesses to build and scale their applications.

Apps4Rent Can Help with Agisoft Metashape Hosting

While Agisoft Metashape can be installed on on-premises machines, the steep requirements for processing data even with the Basic Configuration make it an ideal candidate for cloud hosting. As a Microsoft Partner with Gold competency in several specializations such as Cloud Platform and Cloud Collaboration, Apps4Rent can host Agisoft Metashape in GPU-enabled virtual machines running on cutting-edge Microsoft and Citrix virtualization technologies in our top-tier SSAE-16 datacenters or Azure. Contact our cloud specialists, available 24/7 via phone, chat, and email for assistance.

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