A Synopsys container has OS libraries and other dependencies that minimize the possibility of failure due to missing dependencies at run-time. This is especially useful for running applications on heterogeneous clients or in a cloud environment.
Many Linux-based Synopsys tools are enabled to access a Synopsys container. (The tools do not reside in the container but can access it.) CentOS or RHEL 7.x is recommended; SUSE SLES 12.x is also supported.
Using a Synopsys container provides the following benefits:
- A consistent, controlled runtime environment
- The correct version of required OS libraries and other dependencies
- The ability to run application on heterogeneous host machines
The following Linux-based tools are container-enabled: