System Requirements & Platform Availability

System Requirements for MATLAB R2018a

System Requirements for Previous Releases

Note:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported as of R2018a.
  • Support for Windows 8.1 will be discontinued as of R2018b.
64-Bit MATLAB, Simulink, and Polyspace Product Families
Operating Systems Processors Disk RAM Graphics

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012

Minimum
Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor

Recommended
Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

Minimum
2 GB of HDD space for MATLAB only, 4-6 GB for a typical installation

Recommended
An SSD is recommended

A full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 22 GB of disk space

Minimum
4 GB

Recommended
8 GB

For 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.

GPU acceleration using the Parallel Computing Toolbox requires a CUDA GPU. See GPU Computing Support for details.

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

macOS High Sierra (10.13)

macOS Sierra (10.12)

macOS El Capitan (10.11)

 

Mimimum
Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor

Recommended
Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

 

Mimimum
2.5 GB of HDD space for MATLAB only, 4-6 GB for a typical installation

Recommended
An SSD is recommended

A full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 22 GB of disk space

Mimimum
4 GB

Recommended
8 GB

For 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.

GPU acceleration using the Parallel Computing Toolbox requires a CUDA GPU. See GPU Computing Support for details.

Note:

  • Ubuntu 17.10 is supported as of R2018a.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is supported as of R2018a.
64-Bit MATLAB, Simulink, and Polyspace Product Families
Operating Systems Processors Disk RAM Graphics

Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Debian 9

Debian 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (minimum 6.7)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (minimum SP2)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (minimum SP2) 

Minimum
Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor

Recommended
Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

 

Minimum
2.2 GB of HDD space for MATLAB only, 4-6 GB for a typical installation

Recommended
An SSD is recommended

A full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 22 GB of disk space

Minimum
4 GB

Recommended
8 GB

For 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.

GPU acceleration using the Parallel Computing Toolbox requires a CUDA GPU. See GPU Computing Support for details.

Running MATLAB and Simulink on Linux

MATLAB and Simulink have been validated on the Linux distributions listed on this page. It is likely that other distributions with Linux kernel version 2.6 or later and glibc version 2.12 or later can successfully run MATLAB and Simulink, but technical support will be limited.

MATLAB and Simulink are validated on standard installations of the distributions listed on this page. “Minimal” or “core” installations of Linux may lack the necessary software packages required to install and run MATLAB and Simulink. You can likely add required software packages to a minimal Linux installation, but technical support will be limited.

MathWorks follows the vendors’ lifecycle guidance to determine which minor versions of each distribution are validated. Refer the vendors’ websites for more information.