March 2016

M-Foundation (2016.12, 2017.03, 2017.06) 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 Synopsys Compute Platforms Roadmap. Synopsys will be ending support for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Operating System and RHEL 6.6 will become the baseline Red Hat Linux Operating System for all Synopsys Feature Releases starting with the 2016.12 (M-Foundation) release.

Feature Releases and Service Packs released prior to 2016.12 will continue to support RHEL 5.

Please also refer to the Solvnet article available at

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.