cellfinder should run on most machines, but for routine use on large datasets, you will need a fairly high-powered computer (see the guide to Speeding up cellfinder for details).

Using an NVIDIA GPU will speed up cell classification considerably. See setting up your GPU for details.

cellfinder uses brainreg for atlas registration, and the hardware requirements for brainreg depend on the atlas (and in particular, the resolution) you want to use. Most machines (including laptops) will be able to use most of the atlases, but some atlases (such as the 10μm mouse atlases) may need up to 50GB of RAM.


To install download BrainGlobe atlases in advance, please see the guide to the BrainGlobe Atlas API command-line interface for details.