QPME currently contains two components: QPE (QPN Editor) and SimQPN (Simulator for QPNs).
- QPE runs on all platforms supported by Eclipse. Ready-to-use distributions are available for the following platforms:
- Linux 32-bit and 64-bit
- MacOS X
- A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.0 or later is required.
- It is recommended to run QPE on Windows since this is the platform it has been tested on.
SimQPN can be run either as Eclipse plugin in QPE or as a standalone Java application. Thus, even though QPE is limited to Eclipse-supported platforms, SimQPN can be run on any platform on which Java SE 5.0 or later is available. This makes it possible to design a model on one platform (e.g., Windows) using QPE and then analyze it on another platform (e.g., Linux) using SimQPN.