Installation – System Requirements

SCEC-VDO supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux (64-bit)


  • Minimum: 8 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 16 GB RAM

Installing SCEC-VDO from Packages

Installing SCEC-VDO from GitHub

Note: Screenshots are taken from a Windows computer, but installation process will be identical on Mac OS X and Linux.

To acquire and run the latest version of the SCEC-VDO source code from GitHub, the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) is recommended. Install the latest version of the Eclipse IDE here.

Follow the instructions given by the Eclipse installer. Once installed, open Eclipse. You may be prompted to set a workspace. Click “OK” to accept the default Eclipse workspace.

Your screen should appear similar to this:

In the toolbar at the top, click File > Import… An import wizard should appear:

Click the arrow next to the folder icon to the right of Git. Select Projects from Git and click Next.

Select Clone URI and click Next.

In the URI field, enter the web URL for the SCEC-VDO repository:
The Host and Repository path fields should auto-fill. Click Next.

Here you will be presented with the SCEC-VDO repository branches. Deselect all except for master. Click Next.

Next Eclipse will prompt you with a Local Destination window. If you would like to change where Eclipse will install the SCEC-VDO repository, change the path in the Directory field. Otherwise leave the default path. Click Next.

The repository should now be cloning to your computer. It will take a few minutes. When installation is complete, you should be able to click the Next button.

Click Finish. SCEC-VDO is now installed to your computer!