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System Requirements - Release 2012a

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Macintosh

Operating Systems Processors Disk Space RAM
64-Bit MATLAB and Simulink Product Families

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Mac OS X 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) and above with Apple Java for Mac OS X Update 2 and above

All Intel-based Macs with an Intel Core 2 or later

1 GB for MATLAB only,
3–4 GB for a typical installation

1024 MB
(At least 2048 MB recommended)

Note: To learn more about OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) compatibility, see Solution 1-IXBVKD.

License Management

  • Some license types require a license server running FLEXnet 11.9, which is provided by the MathWorks installer. A license server that is serving multiple releases of MATLAB must use the version of FLEXnet shipped with the latest release of MATLAB being served.
  • TCP/IP is required on all platforms when using a license server.

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