Release Specific Support 

Supported Platforms Guide F-Foundation 

This guide lists the platforms supported by the Synopsys F- Foundation Releases 2011.06, 2011.09, 2011.12. 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 Synopsys products you have purchased, consult the Synopsys Solvnet Download Center at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/DownloadCenter/dc/product.jsp

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

x86 (IA-32) Linux 32-bit
x86_64 Linux 64-bit
x86 Microsoft Windows
x86_64 Solaris 32-bit & 64-bit
SPARC Solaris 32-bit & 64-bit
IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit

Synopsys tests and supports specific versions of each operating system. These are the operating system versions that Synopsys performs extensive testing on and fully support. Operating system vendors guarantee that applications compiled on a lower minor version of an operating system will be binary compatible with higher minor versions of the same operating system. This means that an application supported on OS version X.Y should run on OS version X.Y+Z. For example, a program supported on RHEL 5.0 should run on RHEL 5.4. While Synopsys can only guarantee the versions we support, customers can rely on the OS vendor’s claim when running higher minor versions. OS vendor claims may not apply across major versions; therefore a program that supports RHEL 5.0 may not be compatible with RHEL 6.0 unless directly specified.

x86_64 Linux 32-bit - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Manager
  • GNOME Native Version Distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux

Supported versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
  • Recommended patches:
    • 2.6.9-89.Elhugemem - Huge Mem Kernel, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB of memory
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
  • Recommended patches:
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5. Users must use the PAE kernel in order to address 3GB of memory.
      NOTE:
      • The PAE kernel does not allow 32-bit processes to access as much memory as hugemem.
      • Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
      • Disable SELinux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Recommended patches:
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5. Users must use the PAE kernel in order to address 3GB of memory.
      NOTE:
      • The PAE kernel does not allow 32-bit processes to access as much memory as hugemem.
      • Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
      • Disable SELinux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • Recommended patches:
    • kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 Kernel Security & Bug Fix Update
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5. Users must use the PAE kernel in order to address 3GB of memory.
      NOTE:
      • The PAE kernel does not allow 32-bit processes to access as much memory as hugemem.
      • Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
x86_64 32-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Windows Manager
  • KDE Native Version Distributed distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Supported versions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP3

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11 SP1

x86_64 Linux 64-bit- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Manager
  • GNOME native version distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux

Supported versions

Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
  • Recommended patches:
    • Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Recommended patches:
    • Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • Recommended patches:
    • kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 Kernel Security & Bug Fix Update
    • Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
x86_64 Linux 64-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Windows Manager
  • KDE Native Version Distributed distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Supported versions

Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP2
  • Recommended patches:
    • kernel-smp-2.6.16.60-0.37_f594963d.x86_64.rpm NFS Performance Patch - Patches Kernel to version: 2.6.16.60-0.37

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP3

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11 SP1

x86_64 32-bit Microsoft Windows
Windows Manager
  • Native Windows Interface

Supported versions

Windows XP Professional SP2

Windows Vista SP1

Windows 7

x86_64 64-bit Microsoft Windows
Windows Manager
  • Native Windows Interface

Supported versions

Windows XP Professional SP2

Windows Vista SP1

Windows 7

Sun SPARC Solaris 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Manager
  • CDE Native Version

Supported versions

Solaris 9
  • Recommended patches:
    • Rev, 9/05 - Baseline Solaris 9 Patch Level
    • 111722-05 Math Library patch (libm)
    • 117560-06 OpenMP support (libmtsk)
    • 112874-37 libc patch needed for 2007 DST changes
    • 113225-07 time zone patch needed for 2007 DST changes
    • 113886-43 OpenGL 1.3: OpenGL patch for Solaris (32-bits) (Only for products using OpenGL)
    • 113887-43 OpenGL 1.3: OpenGL patch for Solaris (64-bits) (Only for products using OpenGL)
    • 111711-23 SunOS 5.9 32-bit Shared Library for C++
    • 111712-23 SunOS 5.9: 64-bit Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 12785-65 X11 Xsun
Solaris 10
  • Recommended patches:
    • Rev. 5/08 - Baseline Solaris 10 Patch Level
    • 120753-07 – libmtsk
    • 119963-16 - SunOS 5.10: Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 119254-70 - SunOS 5.10: Install and Patch Utilities
    x86_64 Solaris 32-bit and 64-bit
    Windows Manager
    • CDE Native Version

    Supported versions

    Solaris 10
    • Recommended patches:
      • Rev. 5/08 - Baseline Solaris 10 Patch Level
      • 119964-16 - SunOS 5.10_x86 Shared Library Patch for C++
      • 120754-07 - Sun OS 5.10_x86 libmtsk
      • 119961-05 - Sun OS 5.10_x86 Assembler
      • 119255-70 - Sun OS 5.10_x86 Install and Patch Utilities
    IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit
    Windows Manager
    • CDE Native Version

    Supported versions

    AIX 5.3
    • Recommended patches:
      • TL7-SP2: IBM's Recommended Maintenance Patch Level For All Customers
    AIX 6.1