Release Specific Support 

Supported Platforms Guide Z-Foundation 

This guide lists the Platinum and Gold platforms supported by the Synopsys Z-Foundation Releases 2006.12, 2007.03, 2007.06. 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 each Synopsys product, consult the Synopsys Release Library at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/ReleaseLibrary.

Use the following index to jump directly to the Z-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
Itanium 2 Linux 64-bit
x86 Windows NT
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
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 OpenMP support (libmtsk)
    • 121021-01 Patch for Fortran Dynamic Libraries
Binary Compatible Operating System: Solaris 10
  • Recommended Solaris 10 Runtime Patches:
    • Solaris 10 Recommended Patch Cluster - Version 01/26/2006
    • 120753 OpenMP Support (libmtsk)
X86 (IA-32) Linux 32-bit
Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v3 Runtime Patches
    • kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-22.EL.i686.rpm - Huge Mem Patch, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB
    • Update 7: Minimum Patch Level Required
Binary Compatible Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches
    • Update 4: Minimum Patch Level Required
    • kernel-hugemem-2.6.9-34.EL.i686.rpm - Huge Mem Patch, allows 32-bit processes to access address past 3GB
X86 (IA-32) 32-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Binary Compatible Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9 (SLES 9)
  • Recommended SLES 9 Runtime Patches:
    • Service Pack 3: Minimum Patch Level Required
X86_64 Linux 64-bit- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v3 Runtime Patches:
    • Update 7: 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 4 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v4 Runtime Patches:
    • Update 4: Minimum Patch Level Required
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.
x86_64 Linux 64-bit - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Baseline Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version 9 (SLES 9)
  • Recommended SLES 9 Runtime Patches:
    • Service Pack 3: Minimum Patch Level Required
  • Running 32-bit x86 binaries is supported on this 64-bit system.


Gold Platforms

Itanium 2 (IPF-2) Linux 64-bit
Baseline Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (AS, ES, WS)
  • Recommended RHEL v2.1 Runtime Patches: None
X86 Windows NT
Baseline Operating System: NT 4.0
  • Recommended NT 4.0 Runtime Patches:
    • Service Pack 4a- This is the Y2k compliant version of Service Pack 4
X86 Windows 2000
Baseline Operating System: Windows 2000
  • Recommended Runtime Patches:
    • Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional
Baseline Operating System: Windows XP Professional v2002
  • Recommended Runtime Patches:
    • none
IBM RS6000 AIX 32-bit & 64-bit
Baseline Operating System: AIX 5.3
  • Recommended AIX 5.3 Runtime Patches:
    • AIX 5.3 Maintenance Level 300-02 Patch Set - IBM's Recommended Maintenance Patch Level For All Customers