MATLAB and Simulink Requirements

System Requirements for MATLAB R2018b

System and Product Requirements for Previous Releases

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012

Note:

  • Windows 8.1 is not supported as of R2018b.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will be discontinued in a future release.

Processors

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

Disk

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 23 GB of disk space

RAM

Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

For Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended

Graphics

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.

Operating Systems

  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12)

Note:

  • macOS El Capitan (10.11) is not supported as of R2018b.

Processors

Minimum: Any Intel x86-64 processor

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

Disk

Minimum: 2.7 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

RAM

Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

For Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended

Graphics

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.

GPU acceleration with Parallel Computing Toolbox is not available on macOS Mojave.

Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Debian 9
  • Debian 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (minimum 7.3)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (minimum 6.7)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (minimum SP2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (minimum SP2) 

Note:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 & SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 are supported as of R2018b.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is supported as of R2018b.
  • Support for Debian 8 will be discontinued in a future release.

Processors

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

Disk

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

RAM

Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

For Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended

Graphics

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.