Looking at IQ, you may realize that there are many options and features which affect sizing, setup and configuration. This is great for customization, but it can be a lot to look at when getting started.
For detailed hardware sizing information and some configuration details, there is a SAP Sybase IQ 16 Hardware Sizing Guide document. This will give detailed information on what is required and how the IQ system works. Now, a checklist is provided which consolidates information from the detailed document. Specific sizing requirements are provided and suggested sizing guidelines are recommended. A series of videos have also been recorded to walkthrough the document and provide details.