Compute Platforms Roadmap 

Details about Synopsys support of future compute platforms  

The Synopsys Compute Platforms Roadmap gives customers a look ahead at Synopsys' compute platforms support plans for hardware architectures and operating systems. Not all Synopsys products are released on all platforms listed in this Roadmap. The Synopsys Release Library at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/DownloadCenter/dc/product.jsp, is the best source of information on product/platform availability.

Information contained in this page reflects Synopsys' plans as of the date of this presentation. Such plans are subject to completion and are subject to change. Products may be offered and purchased only pursuant to an authorized quote and purchase order. Synopsys is not obligated to develop the software with the features and functionality discussed in the materials.

Foundation Changes
  • A-Foundation (2007.09, 2007.12, 2008.03):
    • Drop Support for RHEL v3 on x86
    • Drop Support for RHEL v3 on x86_64 for both 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Support for RHEL v5 added for x86 and x86_64 for both 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Support for SLES10 added for x86 and x86_64 for both 32-bit and 64-bit
    • RHEL on Itanium no longer supported in this foundation
    • Solaris 10 on x86_64 supported by VCS in this foundation
  • B-Foundation (2008.06, 2008.09, 2008.12):
    • No change to platform support
  • C-Foundation(2009.03, 2009.06, 2009.09):
    • Windows Vista supported by select products
    • Solaris x86 support expanded beyond VCS
  • D-Foundation (2009.12, 2010.03, 2010.06):
    • Support for IBM AIX 6.1 added.
  • E-Foundation (2010.09, 2010.12, 2011.03):
    • Drop support for SLES9 on x86_64
    • Support for SLES11 on x86_64 added
    • Support for Windows 7 on x86_64 for select products added
  • F-Foundation (2011.06, 2011.09, 2011.12):
    • No change to platform support
  • G-Foundation (2012.03, 2012.06, 2012.09):
    • Support for RHEL 6 added
    • Support for Solaris SPARC 9 dropped
    • Support for Windows Vista dropped
  • H-Foundation (2012.12, 2013.03, 2013.06)
    • Drop AIX 5.3
  • I-Foundation (2013.09, 2013.12, 2014.03)
    • Drop Support for Solaris x86
    • Support for Windows 8 added
  • J-Foundation (2014.06, 2014.09, 2014.12, 2015.03)
    • J-Foundation extended for an additional quarter through 2015.03
    • Drop Support for SLES 10
    • Drop Support for Windows XP
  • K-Foundation (2015.06, 2015.09, 2015.12)
    • Drop Support for SPARC Solaris 10
    • IBM AIX support moves to AIX 7.1
* Review these recommendations before making your hardware and operating systems plans.
Synopsys Synchronized Release Model (SRM)
The Synopsys Synchronized Release Model consists of:
  • A common foundation of operating systems, compilers and tools that is set every 9 months
  • Quarterly product release opportunities - 3 per foundation, 4 per year
  • Product updates and feature releases can be made with any release opportunity

A foundation can change every 9 months. Mature operating systems, such as Solaris, can be expected to remain static for many foundations. Newer operating systems, such as Linux, may change with every foundation to keep up with market demand and vendor releases. Synopsys typically builds on a single operating system baseline version for each SRM Foundation.

The following table shows foundations and corresponding release opportunities:
FoundationRelease Opportunity
H-Foundation2012.12
2013.03
2013.06
I-Foundation2013.09
2013.12
2014.03
J-Foundation2014.06
2014.09
2014.12
2015.05
K-Foundation2015.06
2015.09
2015.12

Supported Operating Systems Roadmap

PlatformH-Foundation
2012.12
2013.03
2013.06
I-Foundation
2013.09
2013.12
2014.03
J-Foundation
2014.06
2014.09
2014.12
2015.03
K-Foundation
2015.06
2015.09
2015.12
Sun SPARC
32/64-bit Solaris
Solaris 10Solaris 10Solaris 10--------
x86_64
32/64-bit Solaris
Solaris 10------------------------
x86_64
32/64-bit Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
IBM RS6000
32/64-bit AIX
AIX 6.1AIX 6.1AIX 6.1AIX 7.1
x86_64
32/64-bit Windows
Windows XP Professional
Windows 7
Windows XP Professional
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows 8
PlatformH-Foundation
2012.12
2013.03
2013.06
I-Foundation
2012.12
2013.03
2013.06
J-Foundation
2014.06
2014.09
2014.12
2015.03
K-Foundation
2015.06
2015.09
2015.12
NOTE:
  • All Synopsys products are not available on all compute platforms. Consult the Synopsys Solvnet Download Center for platform support information on your specific products.
  • x86_64 binaries labeled AMD64 are Red Hat Enterprise Linux executables which run on the nAMD64 (Opteron) and the EM64T (Xeon64) processors on RHEL.
  • x86_64 binaries labeled EM64T are SUSE Linux Enterprise Server executables which run on the EM64T (Xeon64) and the AMD64 (Opteron) processors on SLES.