System Requirements & Platform Availability

System Requirements for MATLAB R2016b

Note: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 is not supported as of R2016b; but support will continue for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 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 2012

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

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 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: The new version of macOS 10.12 “Sierra” introduces changes that impact many non-United States regions and locales. These changes are not currently compatible with any version of MATLAB. We recommend that you learn more and do not upgrade to macOS 10.12 at this time if you are impacted.

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

Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Any Intel 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 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 16.04 is supported as of R2016b.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 is not supported as of R2016b.
  • Debian 7 will not be supported in a future release.
64-Bit MATLAB, Simulink and Polyspace Product Families
Operating Systems Processors Disk Space RAM Graphics

Qualified distributions*:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7**

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 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 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 2.11 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 16b 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 16b Release, SUSE supports all minor versions of SLED 12. Refer to the SUSE web site for additional information.