Alamut Visual

Technical specifications

Operating system

The program is available for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP (known to work also on Windows Vista), 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
    The program is available as a binary program (.exe or .zip)
  • MAC OS X Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.6-10.7-10.8-10.9-10.10-10.11). The program is available as a Disk image (.dmg).

Internet connection

An internet connection is required to connect to the Interactive Biosoftware’s database server : (based in Europe) or (based in North America).

The mean data volume exchanged for one gene is around 200 KB.
The software handles connections through HTTP on port 80, optionally through a proxy.
The user-agent is: “Alamut/{version} ({OS})” (e.g. for Windows installation: “Alamut/2.3e (Windows 7)”)
The software sends the last 2 bytes of the IP address of the client computer to the server, for access right control purposes.

Minimal hardware requirements

  • Computer: Intel Pentium III or later processors – 1 GB RAM – 30 MB free disk space
  • Display screen resolution: 800 x 600 pixels

The software does not alter system directories or the registry. Write permissions are required on the software directory to ensure persistence of application and user parameters.

What they say
about Alamut

"I have previously used Alamut Visual in the UK and it is an invaluable resource for variant curation which I was keen to bring into use in my new role in New Zealand. provides a convenient and user-friendly interface which pulls together literature searches, population databases and in silico prediction tools. This enables streamlining of the curation process and saves a lot of time."


Wellington Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wellington, New Zealand



ASHG 2019



ESHG 2019