The methods used in Familial Search are computationally not very expensive, but there are usually a lot of these computations to be done. A server used for Familial Search would greatly benefit from a large number of parallel processing units.
A Familial Search server system capable of quickly searching databases of millions of profiles has the following specifications
|CPU||2 x 6 core Intel Xeon|
|Disk space||2 x 500GB RAID|