Release Specific Support 

Supported Platforms Guide W-Foundation 

This guide lists the Platinum and Gold platforms supported by the Synopsys W-Foundation Releases 2004.09, 2004.12, and 2005.03. A platform consists of the computer architecture and the operating system version. Not all Synopsys products are available on every platform listed below. For an exact listing of platform availability for each Synopsys product, consult the Synopsys Release Library at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/ReleaseLibrary.

Use the following index to jump directly to the W-Foundation Operating System and Patch recommendations:

Platinum PlatformsGold Platforms
Sun SPARC Solaris 32-bit & 64-bit
(IA-32) Linux 32-bit
AMD64 (Opteron) 64-bit
Intel EM64T (Xeon64) 64-bit
Itanium 2 Linux 64-bit
HP PA-RISC HP-UX 32-bit & 64-bit
x86 Windows NT
DEC Alpha Tru64 UNIX
IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit

A Baseline Operating System is the OS version that Synopsys products are compiled and tested on. A Binary Compatible Operating System is an OS version that has been qualified for the baseline build of Synopsys products through testing. Binary compatibility does not specify that all Synopsys products are tested on all binary compatible platforms. For an exact listing of binary compatible platform availability for each Synopsys product, consult the Synopsys Release Library at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/ReleaseLibrary.

Recommended run-time patches for each platform are also presented in this guide. Synopsys employs a Qualified System Configuration (QSC) for each release foundation. The baseline patch versions of this QSC are published below. Platform vendors are continuously releasing operating system patch updates so in some cases the baseline patch versions we specify are no longer available from the vendor. The extensive testing we perform with every release has verified that Synopsys products are not sensitive to patch versions. We therefore recommend that systems be configured with these baseline patches or the latest versions of these patches recommended by the platform vendor.

Platinum Platforms

Sun SPARC Solaris 32-bit and 64-bit
Baseline Operating System: Solaris 8
  • Recommended Solaris 8 Runtime Patches:
    • Solaris 8 Patch Cluster (most important) - Version 1/30/04, Kernel 108528-27
    • 108940-57: Motif 1.2.7 and 2.1.1 runtime library patch
    • 108921-19: Conditional patch for CDE 1.4 dtwm
    • 108435-17: 64-Bit Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 108434-17: 32-Bit Shared Library Patch for C++
Binary Compatible Operating System: Solaris 9
  • Recommended Solaris 9 Runtime Patches:
    • Solaris 9 Patch Cluster (most important) - Version 02/25/04, Kernel 112233-11
    • 111712-11: 64-Bit Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 111711-11: 32-Bit Shared Library Patch for C++
X86 (IA-32) Linux 32-bit
Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v3 Runtime Patches:
    • kernel-hugemem-2.4.21-4.EL.i686.rpm - Huge Mem Patch, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB
    • Update 3: Increases stability and supports additional newer hardware.
  • Additional Red Hat Linux versions:
    • Red Hat no longer supports its consumer versions (7.x, 8.x, 9.x)
    • Synopsys product support on RH 7.2 through 2004.12
  • LINUX BINARY COMPATIBILITY: Red Hat does not guarantee version-to-version binary compatibility of its consumer Linux releases. We highly advise staying with the recommended baseline Linux version
X86 (IA-32) 32-bit – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Binary Compatible Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9 (SLES 9)
AMD64 (Opteron) 64-bit
Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v3 Runtime Patches (Kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1):
    - Fixes not being able to allocate up to 4GB with 32-bit executables:
    • kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm - multi-processor system
    • kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm - uni-processor system
  • Increases stability and supports additional newer hardware:
    • Update 3.
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
Intel EM64T (Xeon64) 64-bit - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Binary Compatible Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v3 Runtime Patches (Kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1):
    - Fixes not being able to allocate up to 4GB with 32-bit executables:
    • kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm - multi-processor system
    • kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL.x86_64.rpm - uni-processor system
  • Increases stability and supports additional newer hardware:
    • Update 3.
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
Intel EM64T (Xeon64) 64-bit – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Baseline Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9 (SLES 9)
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
    Itanium 2 (IPF-2) Linux 64-bit
    Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (AS, ES, WS)
    • Recommended RHEL v2.1 Runtime Patches: None
    HP (PA-RISC 2.0) HP-UX 32-bit and 64-bit
    Baseline Operating System: HP-UX 11.0
    • Recommended HP-UX 11.0 Runtime Patches:
      HP Support Plus - September 2003; includes:
      • QPK1100 - B.11.00.62.4 - quality pack for HPUX 11.0, September 2003
      • HWE1100 - B.11.00.0309.5 - hardware enablement patches for HPUX 11.0, September 2003
      • PHCO_26449 - Rock Ridge extension to mount_cdfs
      • PHKL_26450 - Rock Ridge extension for ISO-9660
      • PHKL_28060 - Rock Ridge extension for ISO-9660
      • PHSS_29367 - X/Motif 32-bit Runtime Periodic Patch; Requires X11MotifDevkit - B.11.00.01
      • PHSS_29369 - X/Motif 64-bit Runtime Periodic Patch; Requires X11MotifDevkit - B.11.00.01
    Binary Compatible Operating System: HP-UX 11.11
    • Recommended HP-UX 11.11 Runtime Patches:
      • PHCO_28025 and PHCO_26296 are recommended for reading the Synopsys documentation CD for releases 2003.06 and beyond

    Note: HP-UX 11.0 booted in 32-bit mode is not supported

    Gold Platforms

    X86 Windows NT
    Baseline Operating System: NT 4.0
    • Recommended NT 4.0 Runtime Patches:
      • Service Pack 4a.
    DEC Alpha Tru64 UNIX 64-bit
    Baseline Operating System: Tru64 Unix OSF1 v5.1 (rev 732)
    • Recommended Tru64 Unix Runtime Patches:
      • None
    IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit
    Baseline Operating System: AIX 5.1
    • Recommended AIX 5.1 Runtime Patches:
      • AIX 5.1 Maintenance level 05 patch set