Compute Platforms Roadmap

Synopsys Support of Present and 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. Synopsys products are not released on all the platforms listed in the Roadmap. The Synopsys SolvNet Download Center, is the best source of information on product/platform availability.

Supported Operating Systems Roadmap

Foundation

ROs

Linux O/S Versions

Windows Platform

P 2019.09 RHEL 6.6+, 7.x
CentOS 6.6+, 7.x
SLES 11.4+ and 12.x
Windows 7, 10
2019.06
2019.03

O

2018.12

RHEL 6.6+, 7.x
CentOS 6.6+, 7.x
SLES 11.4 and 12.x

Windows 7, 10

2018.09

2018.06

N

2018.03

RHEL 6.6+, 7.x
SLES 11.x and 12.x

Windows 7, 8, 10

2017.12

2017.09

M

2017.06

RHEL 6.6+, 7.x
SLES 11.x and 12.x

Windows 7, 8, 10

2017.03

2016.12

NOTE:

  • All Synopsys products are not available on all compute platforms. Consult the Synopsys SolvNet Download Center for platform support information for your products.

Synopsys Synchronized Release Model (SRM)

The Synopsys Synchronized Release Model is a schedule-driven release model.

  • Releases are at fixed-dates known as Release Opportunities (RO)
  • There are four ROs/year for Feature Releases
  • There are eight ROs/year for Service Pack Releases
  • Individual products define their release frequency
  • All product releases are developed and tested on a defined set of common platform configuration and common code baseline – referred to as Foundation.

A Foundation can change every 9 months. Operating System changes are typically scheduled every 36 months 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:  

 

Foundation

Release Opportunity

P-Foundation 2019.09
2019.06
2019.03

O-Foundation

2018.12
2018.09
2018.06

N-Foundation

2018.03
2017.12
2017.09

M-Foundation

2017.06
2017.03
2016.12