Release Specific Support 

Supported Platforms Guide T-Foundation 

This guide lists the Platinum and Gold platforms supported by the Synopsys T-Foundation Releases 2002.03, 2002.05, 2002.09 and 2002.12. A platform consists of the computer architecture and the operating system version. Every Synopsys product may not be available on every platform listed below. For an exact listing of platform availability for each Synopsys product, consult the Synopsys Release Library at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/ReleaseLibrary.

Use the following index to jump directly to the T-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
RS6000 AIX 32-bit
x86 Microsoft Windows
DEC Alpha Tru64 UNIX

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. All Synopsys products are not tested on every binary compatible operating systems listed. For an exact listing of binary compatible platform availability for each Synopsys product, consult the Synopsys Release Library athttps://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 most 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
  • Baseline Operating System: Solaris 7
    • Recommended Solaris 7 Runtime Patches:
      • Solaris 7 Patch Cluster - version 8/16/01. Standard Sun patch cluster.
      • 108376-29: X-Server thread patch recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 106327-09: C++ shared library patch recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 106144-25: Conditional patch for the Elite3D graphics card recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 106145-22: Conditional patch for the Creator graphics card recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 106146-20: Conditional patch for the M64 graphics card recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 106147-06: Conditional patch for the VIS/XIL graphics card recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 107851-15: Conditional patch for the PGX graphics card recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
      • 107104-13: Conditional patch for OpenGL 1.1.2 recommended by Sun.
      • 108131-17: Conditional patch for OpenGL 1.2 recommended by Sun.
      • 107357-11: Compiler version SC5.0 baseline patch. This patch is recommended for Synopsys products that require the C/C++ compiler in the runtime environment. This patch must be installed before patches 107289 and 107311.
      • 107289-05: C compiler version SC5.0 patch. This patch is recommended for Synopsys products that require the C/C++ compiler in the runtime environment. Patch 107357 must be installed before this patch.
      • 107311-13: C++ Compiler version SC5.0 patch. This patch is recommended for Synopsys products that require the C/C++ compiler in the runtime environment. Patch 107357 must be installed before this patch.
      • 107226-18: Conditional patch for CDE 1.3 dtwm.
      • 107081-40: Conditional patch for Motif 1.2.7 and 2.1.1 runtime library.
      • 107650-08: Conditional patch for Open Windows 3.6.1 x11R6.4 Xprint extension.
  • Binary Compatible Operating System: Solaris 8
    • Recommended Solaris 8 Runtime Patches:
      • Solaris 8 Patch Cluster - version 7/29/02. Standard Sun patch cluster
      • 107104-13: Conditional patch for OpenGL 1.1.2; recommended by Sun
      • 108131-17: Conditional patch for OpenGL 1.2; recommended by Sun
      • 108940-41: Motif 1.2.7 and 2.1.1 runtime library patch; COSSAP has demonstrated the need for the -37 or later version of this patch.
      • 108921-14: Conditional patch for CDE 1.4 dtwm.
  • Binary Compatible Operating System: Solaris 9
    • Recommended Solaris 9 Runtime Patches: None
HP (PA-RISC 2.0) HP-UX 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Baseline Operating System: HP-UX 11.0
    • Recommended HP-UX 11.0 Runtime Patches:
      • HP Support Plus (Easy-Setup) September 2001 for HP-UX 11.0. This is HP's bundled patch mechanism for EDA systems that includes:
        • QPK1100 - September 2001
        • XSWHWCR1100 - September 2001
      • PHSS_21493: X/Motif runtime patch recommended for all Synopsys products that use MainWin GUI.
  • Binary Compatible Operating System: HP-UX 11.11
    • Recommended HP-UX 11.11 Runtime Patches:
      • Bundle11i - September 2002
      • HWE11i - September 2002
      • GoldBase11i - June 2002
      • GoldApps11i - June 2002
X86 Linux 32-bit
  • Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Linux version 6.2 (2.2.14 Kernel)
    • Recommended Red Hat 6.2 Runtime Patches:
      • The Kernel 2.2.16-22 RPM for i686 is highly recommended. This will change the RedHat 6.2 Kernel from 2.2.14 to 2.2.16. This RPM addresses a non-deterministic bug in Linux that can cause data corruption on heavily loaded systems.

        Under extremely heavy load, data corruption can occur if a page fault occurs during a task switch between kernel space and user space. This problem may affect customer systems, particularly systems that are swapping to disk very heavily (thrashing), or are otherwise very heavily loaded.

        The 2.2.16-22 RPM for i686 can be obtained from:
        http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/redhat/7.0/i386/
        kernel-2.2.16-22.i686.html
  • Binary Compatible Operating Systems:
    • Red Hat Linux version 7.2 (2.4.7-10 Kernel)
    • Red Hat Linux version 7.3 (2.4.18-3 Kernel)
    • Red Hat Linux version 8.0 (2.4.18-14 Kernel)
    • Special Patched Red Hat 7.1 (2.4.9-34lxset2 Kernel)
    • Note: Out-of-the-box Red Hat version 7.1 is not recommended.
  • LINUX BINARY COMPATIBILITY:  Red Hat does not guarantee version-to-version binary compatibility of its consumer Linux releases.  Therefore, even though a Synopsys product has been successfully tested for binary compatibility, this is not a guarantee of compatibility.  We highly advise staying with the recommended baseline Linux version.
  • BIG-MEM PATCH NOTE: A so-called Big-Mem patch is available for Red Hat Linux which will increase the 32-bit address space from the normal 2.8 GB to close to 3.8 GB. Synopsys products have been tested successfully on systems with this patch. Red Hat however will not guarantee that systems with this patch will be able to execute all applications. Our advice therefore is to install this patch at your own risk. If problems are encountered running Synopsys products on systems with the Big-Mem patch, return to using systems that do not have this patch installed.

    Gold Platforms

    IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit
    • Baseline Operating System: AIX 4.3.3, maintenance level 5
      • Recommended A IX 4.3.3 Runtime Patches:
        • IY14311: IPC patch recommended for MainWin GUI products.
        • U475843: xlC.rte Fileset Visual Age 5.x C++ runtime library patch (libC.a).
    X86 Windows NT
    • Baseline Operating System: NT 4.0
      • Recommended NT 4.0 Runtime Patches:
        • Service Pack 4a.
    DEC Alpha Tru64 UNIX 64-bit
    • Baseline Operating System: Tru64 Unix OSF1 v5.1 (rev 732)
      • Recommended Tru64 Unix Runtime Patches: None