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Supported Platforms Guide E-Foundation     

This guide lists the platforms supported by the Synopsys E- Foundation Releases 2010.09, 2010.12, 2011.03. 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 E-Foundation Operating System and Patch recommendations:

x86 (IA-32) Linux 32-bit
x86_64 Linux 64-bit
SPARC Solaris 32-bit & 64-bit
x86_64 Solaris 32-bit & 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.

Recommended run-time patches for each platform are 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.

Sun SPARC Solaris 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Manager
  • CDE Native Version
Solaris 9
  • Recommended Solaris 9 Runtime Patches:
    • Rev, 9/05 - Baseline Solaris 9 Patch Level
    • 111722-05 Math Library patch (libm)
    • 117560-06 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)
    • 111711-23 SunOS 5.9: 32-bit Shared Library for C++
    • 111712-23 SunOS 5.9: 64-bit Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 12785-65 X11 Xsun
Solaris 10
  • Recommended Solaris 10 Runtime Patches:
    • Rev. 5/08 - Baseline Solaris 10 Patch Level
    • 120753-07 – libmtsk
    • 119963-16 - SunOS 5.10: Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 119254-70 - SunOS 5.10: Install and Patch Utilities
x86_64 Solaris 32-bit and 64-bit
Solaris 10
  • Recommended Solaris 10 Runtime Patches:
    • Rev. 5/08 - Baseline Solaris 10 Patch Level
    • 119964-16 - SunOS 5.10_x86 Shared Library Patch for C++
    • 120754-07 - Sun OS 5.10_x86 libmtsk
    • 119961-05 - Sun OS 5.10_x86 Assembler
    • 119255-70 - Sun OS 5.10_x86 Install and Patch Utilities
x86_64 Linux 32-bit - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Manager
  • GNOME Native Version Distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
  • 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

  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches
    • Update 7: 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

  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches
    • Update 8: Minimum Patch Level Required
    • 2.6.6-89.Elhugemem - Huge Mem Kernel, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB of memory
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
  • 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.
      • Disable SELinux

  • Recommended RHEL v5 Runtime Patches
    • Update 3: Minimum Patch Level Required
    • 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.
      • Disable SELinux

  • Recommended RHEL v5 Runtime Patches
    • Update 5: Minimum Patch Level Required
    • kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 Kernel Security & Bug Fix Update
      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_64 32-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Windows Manager
  • KDE Native Version Distributed distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 (SLES10)
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
  • Recommended SLES 10 Runtime Patches:
    • Service Pack 2: Minimum Patch Level Required
    • kernel-smp-2.6.16.60-0.37_f594963d.x86_64.rpm NFS Performance Patch - Patches Kernel to version: 2.6.16.60-0.37
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11 (SLES11)
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
  • Recommended SLES11 Runtime Patches:
    • None
x86_64 Linux 64-bit- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Manager
  • GNOME Native Version Distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.

  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches:
    • Update 6

  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches:
    • Update 7

  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches:
    • Update 8

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5(AS, ES, WS)
    • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
      • Update 5
      • kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 Kernel Security & Bug Fix Update
        Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel(virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.

    • Recommended RHEL v5 Runtime Patches:
      • None
        Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
        Note: “SMP” kernel should be used to utilize multi-core processors.

    • Recommended RHEL v5 Runtime Patches:
      • Update 3
        Note: Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
        Note: “SMP” kernel should be used to utilize multi-core processors.
    x86_64 Linux 64-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    Windows Manager
    • KDE Native Version Distributed distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 (SLES10)
    • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
    • Recommended SLES10 Runtime Patches:
      • Service Pack 2: Minimum Patch Level Required
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11 (SLES11)
    • Recommended SLES11 Runtime Patches:
      • none
    • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
    x86_64 32-bit Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Recommended Runtime Patches:
      • Service Pack 2
    x86_64 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista
    • Recommended Runtime Patches:
      • Service Pack 1
    x86_64 32-bit Microsoft Windows 7
    • Recommended Runtime Patches:
      • none
    x86_64 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Recommended Runtime Patches:
      • Service Pack 2
    x86_64 64-bit Microsoft Windows Vista
    • Recommended Runtime Patches:
      • Service Pack 1
    x86_64 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7
    • Recommended Runtime Patches:
      • none
    IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit
    Windows Manager
    • CDE Native Version
    AIX 5.3
    • Recommended AIX 5.3 Runtime Patches:
      • TL7-SP2: IBM's Recommended Maintenance Patch Level For All Customers
    AIX 6.1
    • Recommended AIX 6.1 Runtime Patches:
      • None