Release Specific Support 

Supported Platforms Guide B-Foundation 

This guide lists the Platinum and Gold platforms supported by the Synopsys B-Foundation Releases 2008.06, 2008.09, 2008.12. 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 B-Foundation Operating System and Patch recommendations:

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

A Baseline Operating System is the OS version that Synopsys products are compiled and tested on. A Binary Compatible Operating System is an OS version that has been qualified for the baseline build of Synopsys products through testing. Binary compatibility does not specify that all Synopsys products are tested on all binary compatible platforms. For an exact listing of binary compatible platform availability for each Synopsys product, consult the Synopsys Release Library at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/ReleaseLibrary

Recommended run-time patches for each platform are also presented in this guide. Synopsys employs a Qualified System Configuration (QSC) for each release foundation. The baseline patch versions of this QSC are published below. Platform vendors are continuously releasing operating system patch updates so in some cases the baseline patch versions we specify are no longer available from the vendor. The extensive testing we perform with every release has verified that Synopsys products are not sensitive to patch versions. We therefore recommend that systems be configured with these baseline patches or the latest versions of these patches recommended by the platform vendor.

Platinum Platforms

Sun SPARC Solaris 32-bit and 64- bit
Windows Manager
  • CDE Native Version
Baseline Operating System: Solaris 9
  • Recommended Solaris 9 Runtime Patches:
    • Solaris 9 Recommended Patch Cluster - Version 01/25/06, Kernel 118558-21
    • 111711-15 32-bit Shared library patch for C++
    • 111712-15 64-bit Shared library patch for C++
    • 111722-04 Math Library patch (libm)
    • 117560-03 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)
Binary Compatible Operating System: Solaris 10
  • Recommended Solaris 10 Runtime Patches:
    • Solaris 10 Recommended Patch Cluster - Version 01/26/2006
    • 120753-02 OpenMP Support (libmtsk)
    • 119689-07 libc patch needed for 2007 DST changes
    • 122032-03 time zone patch needed for 2007 DST changes
      X86 (IA-32) Linux 32-bit
      Windows Manager
      • GNOME Native Version Distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux
      Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (AS, ES, WS)
      • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches
        • Update 6: Minimum Patch Level Required
        • kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-67.EL.i686.rpm - Huge Mem Patch, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB of memory
      Binary Compatible Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (AS, ES, WS)
      • Recommended RHEL v5 Runtime Patches
        • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL v5. 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 (IA-32) 32-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
      Windows Manager
      • KDE Native Version Distributed distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
      Baseline Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9 (SLES9)
      • Recommended SLES 9 Runtime Patches:
        • Service Pack 3: Minimum Patch Level Required
      Binary Compatible Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 (SLES10)
      • Recommended SLES10 Runtime Patches:
        • Service Pack 1: Mininum Patch Level Required.
      X86_64 Linux 64-bit- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      Windows Manager
      • GNOME Native Version Distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux
      Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (AS, ES, WS)
      • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches:
        • Update 6: Minimum Patch Level Required
      • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.

        Binary Compatible Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5(AS, ES, WS)
        • Recommended RHEL v5 Runtime Patches:
          • None
            Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
        • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
        x86_64 Linux 64-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
        Windows Manager
        • KDE Native Version Distributed distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
        Baseline Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9 (SLES9)
        • Recommended SLES9 Runtime Patches:
          • Service Pack 3: Minimum Patch Level Required
        • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
        Binary Compatible Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 (SLES10)
        • Recommended SLES10 Runtime Patches:
          • Service Pack 1: Minimum Patch Level Required.
        • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.

        Gold Platforms

        X86 Microsoft Windows 2000
        Baseline Operating System: Windows 2000
        • Recommended Runtime Patches:
          • Service Pack 3
        X86 Microsoft Windows XP Professional
        Baseline Operating System: Windows XP Professional v2002
        • Recommended Runtime Patches:
          • none
        IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit
        Windows Manager
        • CDE Native Version
        Baseline Operating System: AIX 5.3
        • Recommended AIX 5.3 Runtime Patches:
          • AIX 5.3 Maintenance Level 5300-02 Patch Set - IBM's Recommended Maintenance Patch Level For All Customers
          • IY75211 Support for 2007 US DST Changes
          • AIX 5.3 TL5-SP5 Patch Set - Required for Power5 CPU's