PAFE (Planning Analytics for Excel)
Most of the recommendations related to PAFE performance with local computers relate to software requirements and the recommendation of using 64-Bit.
PAFE is designed to work with any computer if the pre-requisites are met. PAFE introduce hub less as way to removed to PMHub dependency - https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/using-planning-analytics-microsoft-excel-without-performance-manager-hub
It is also recommended that you PC have decent CPU, RAM and disk memory as part working with Planning Analytics for Excel