March 2012

I-Foundation 2013.09 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Baseline Changes

Dear Synopsys Customer:

NOTE: The information in this letter affects only those customers using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Operating System (OS). If this does not apply to you, please disregard.

We believe our customers need stable, well-supported operating systems on which to run their EDA tools. In order for us to align to timelines of our OS and hardware vendors, we are updating our compute platforms roadmap.

This letter is to inform you that Synopsys will be dropping support for RHEL 4 in the I-Foundation release starting with 2013.09. Subsequent I-Foundation release will support RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

Service packs to releases prior to 2013.09 will continue to support the foundation of the corresponding feature release. These service packs will continue to support RHEL v4.

Red Hat terminated production 1 phase support of RHEL 4 in March 31, 2009.

More about Synopsys Compute Platforms:
Information on supported hardware platforms, operating systems, OS versions, and patch bundles for Synopsys products is available at the Synopsys web site here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Synopsys Support Center at or your local sales support team.