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System Requirements & Platform Availability

System Requirements for MATLAB R2016a (Professional & Student Versions)

Note: Release 2016a now supports Debian 8.x

64-Bit MATLAB, Simulink and Polyspace Product Families

Operating Systems Processors Disk Space RAM Graphics

Qualified distributions*:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS through 15.10

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7**

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and 12***

Debian 7.x, 8.x

Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor

With Polyspace, 4 cores is recommended

2 GB for MATLAB only,
4–6 GB for a typical installation

2 GB

With Simulink, 4 GB is recommended

With Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended

No specific graphics card is required.

Hardware accelerated graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.3 with 1GB GPU memory is recommended.

Use of vendor-supplied proprietary drivers is strongly recommended.

* The listed distributions are those Linux distributions that MathWorks products have been validated against. It is likely that other distributions with kernel version 2.6 or later and glibc version 2.11 or later can successfully run MathWorks products, but MathWorks will be in a limited position to provide technical support for those distributions.

** MathWorks mirrors Red Hat support for minor versions of RHEL. At the time of MathWorks 16a Release, Red Hat does not support RHEL versions 6.5 and older. Refer to the Red Hat web site for additional information.

*** MathWorks mirrors SUSE support for minor versions of Enterprise Desktop. At the time of MathWorks 16a Release, SUSE does not support versions 11 SP3 and older. Refer to the SUSE web site for additional information.”

Support for Products on Operating Systems No Longer Supported

If you are enrolled in Software Maintenance Service, MathWorks will respond to technical questions and provide workarounds when possible for a period of two years from the date when MathWorks ended support for an operating system. See the platform road map for more information.