Release Specific Support 

Supported Platforms Guide G-Foundation 

This guide lists the platforms supported by the Synopsys G- Foundation Releases 2012.03, 2012.06, 2012.09. 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 G-Foundation Operating System and Patch recommendations:

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

Synopsys tests and supports specific versions of each operating system. These are the operating system versions that Synopsys performs extensive testing on and fully support. Operating system vendors guarantee that applications compiled on a lower minor version of an operating system will be binary compatible with higher minor versions of the same operating system. This means that an application supported on OS version X.Y should run on OS version X.Y+Z. For example, a program supported on RHEL 5.0 should run on RHEL 5.4. While Synopsys can only guarantee the versions we support, customers can rely on the OS vendor's claim when running higher minor versions. OS vendor claims may not apply across major versions; therefore a program that supports RHEL 5.0 may not be compatible with RHEL 6.0 unless directly specified.

x86_64 Linux 32-bit - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Manager
  • GNOME native version distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux

Supported versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
  • Recommended RHEL 4.8 Runtime Patches:
    • kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-89.EL.i686 - Huge Mem Kernel, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB of memory
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
  • Recommended patches:
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5. 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Recommended patches:
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5.3. 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • Recommended patches:
    • kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 Kernel Security & Bug Fix Update
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5. 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.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7
  • Recommended patches:
    • Hugemem is no longer available in RHEL 5. 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.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
  • No Recommended Patches
x86_64 32-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Windows Manager
  • KDE native version distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Supported versions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP2

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP3

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP4

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11 SP1

  • No Recommended Patches
x86_64 Linux 64-bit- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Manager
  • GNOME native version distributed with RedHat Enterprise Linux

Supported versions

Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8

  • No Recommended Patches
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
  • Recommended patches:
    NOTE:
    • Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
    • Diable SELinux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Recommended patches:
    NOTE:
    • Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
    • Disable SELinux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • Recommended patches:
    • 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.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7
  • Recommended patches:
    NOTE:
    • Installing the "Xen" kernel (virtualization option) may result in reduced performance from the system.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
  • No recommended patches
x86_64 Linux 64-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Windows Manager
  • KDE native version distributed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Supported versions

Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP2
  • Recommended patches:
    • 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 10 SP3

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 10 SP4

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11

  • No Recommended Patches

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 11 SP1

  • No Recommended Patches
x86_64 32-bit Microsoft Windows
Windows Manager
  • Native Windows Interface

Supported versions

Windows XP Professional SP2

Windows 7

x86_64 64-bit Microsoft Windows
Windows Manager
  • Native Windows Interface

Supported versions

Windows 7

Sun SPARC Solaris 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Manager
  • CDE Native Version

Supported versions

Solaris 10
  • Recommended patches:
    • Rev. 10/09 - 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
Windows Manager
  • CDE Native Version

Supported versions

Solaris 10
  • Recommended patches:
    • Rev. 5/09 - 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
    • Rev. 9/10 - Binary compatible patch for newer hardware
IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit
Windows Manager
  • CDE Native Version

Supported versions

AIX 5.3
  • Recommended patches:
    • TL7-SP2: IBM's Recommended Maintenance Patch Level For All Customers

AIX 6.1

  • No Recommended Patches