System Requirements & Platform Availability

System Requirements for MATLAB R2017b

System Requirements for Previous Releases

Note:

  • Windows 8 is not supported as of R2017b.
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 will be discontinued as of R2018a.
64-Bit MATLAB, Simulink, and Polyspace Product Families
Operating Systems Processors Disk Space RAM Graphics

Windows 10

Windows 8.1

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: 

  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) is supported as of R2017b.
  • macOS Yosemite (10.10) is not supported 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 High Sierra (10.13)

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 17.04 is supported as of R2017b.
  • Debian 9 is supported as of R2017b.
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 17.04

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7**

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12***

Debian 8.x, 9.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 R2017b, 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 R2017b, SUSE supports SLED 12 SP2 and later. Refer to the SUSE web site for additional information.