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NASA-STD-2805

MINIMUM HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS

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Organization: NASA
Publication Date: 19 September 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 29
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Purpose

NASA-STD-2805, Minimum Hardware Configurations, is a NASA Technical Standard defining minimum Agency hardware specifications required for interoperability. The specifications apply to all end user computing devices participating in the NASA environment.

Applicability

Center CIOs will ensure that all NASA employees at their respective centers have access to an interoperable system that is equipped with a minimum hardware configuration that meets the standards listed in Section 3. The Hardware Reference Configuration (HRC) establishes required functionality and required products necessary to meet that functionality. End user hardware specifications not meeting the defined minimum configuration may be used in areas where interoperability is not required; however, NASA-STD-2805 Mission systems such as end user workstations must meet the criteria specified in the appropriate table in Section 3 of this document to ensure mission, program, and Agency interoperability.

Assessments

Only software and hardware assessed by Enterprise Technology Assessments and Digital Standards (ETADS) for end user interoperability prior to enterprise implementation shall be included in NASA-STD-2805 and NASA-STD-2804, Minimum Interoperability Software Suite. The ETADS Assessment page features overviews of current and planned activities, and we invite end user and security stakeholders to register for potential participation in current assessments, as well as propose potential enterprise tools for future assessment:

https://etads.nasa.gov/technology-assessments/

Hardware that meets common Agency end user technology needs while providing enhanced usability, mitigating security risks, reducing support costs, and / or offering other tangible and scalable improvements may also be submitted to standards-comments@lists.nasa.gov for consideration in future revisions to these Standards.

When proposing assessments and additions, please keep in mind that the primary purposes of these Standards are to promote interoperability among all of NASA's computer systems, and to provide a common baseline of functionality that future agency-wide applications can build upon. It is also important to note that this Standard applies to all interoperable end user systems throughout the Agency. Substantial costs may be involved in order to bring all agency systems into compliance with an additional feature, particularly if the addition involves hardware, and cost vs. benefits must be carefully considered.

Each participant in ETADS assessment testing must be an Agency technology professional and must provide his or her own testing machine.

Authority

This technical standard is governed by the Enterprise Architecture function as defined in Section 1.2.1.3 of NPR 2800.1B Managing Information Technology. Adherence to this standard ensures compliance with the future state architecture as described in NPR 2830.1 NASA Enterprise Architecture Procedures.

The Agency CIO and SAISO have authorized ETADS, via the ETADS Charter, Section 2, to create binding technical standards related to Agency security topics:

https://etads.nasa.gov/charter

Document History

NASA-STD-2805
September 19, 2017
MINIMUM HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS
Purpose NASA-STD-2805, Minimum Hardware Configurations, is a NASA Technical Standard defining minimum Agency hardware specifications required for interoperability. The specifications apply to all...
October 19, 2010
MINIMUM HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS
Desktop hardware below this minimum configuration may be used in areas where interoperability is not required. However, Agency workstations used for interoperability must meet the criteria specified...
September 25, 2009
MINIMUM HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS
Desktop hardware below this minimum configuration may be used in areas where interoperability is not required. However, Agency workstations used for interoperability must meet the criteria specified...
July 11, 2006
MINIMUM HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS
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