System Requirements & Platform Availability

System Requirements for MATLAB R2017a

System Requirements for Previous Releases

Note: Support for Windows 8 will be discontinued as of R2017b; however, support will continue for Windows 8.1.

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

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 8

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor

AVX2 instruction set support is recommended

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 required

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.

Note: Support for macOS Yosemite (10.10) will be discontinued as of R2017b.

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

macOS Sierra (10.12)

macOS El Capitan (10.11)

macOS Yosemite (10.10)

Any Intel x86-64 processor

AVX2 instruction set support is recommended

With Polyspace, 4 cores is recommended

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

2 GB

With Simulink, 4 GB is required

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.

Note:

  • Ubuntu 16.10 is supported as of R2017a.
  • Debian 7 is not supported as of R2017a.
64-Bit MATLAB, Simulink, and Polyspace Product Families
Operating Systems Processors Disk Space RAM Graphics

Qualified distributions*:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7**

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12***

Debian 8.x

Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor

AVX2 instruction set support is recommended

With Polyspace, 4 cores is recommended

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

2 GB

With Simulink, 4 GB is required

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 2.12 or later can successfully run MathWorks products, but MathWorks will be in a limited position to provide technical support for those distributions.

** MathWorks follows Red Hat’s support policy for minor versions of RHEL. As of MATLAB R2017a, Red Hat does not support RHEL versions 6.6 and older. Refer to the Red Hat web site for additional information.

*** MathWorks follows SUSE’s support policy for minor versions of Enterprise Desktop. As of MATLAB R2017a, SUSE supports SLED 12 SP1 and later. Refer to the SUSE web site for additional information.