MATLAB and Simulink Requirements

System Requirements for MATLAB R2021b

System and Product Requirements for Previous Releases

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (version 1909 or higher)
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016

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: 3.4 GB of disk space for MATLAB only, 5-8 GB for a typical installation

Recommended: An SSD is recommended

A full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 30 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 Parallel Computing Toolbox requires a GPU that has a compute capability 3.0 or higher. For more information, see GPU Support by Release.

Operating Systems

  • macOS Monterey (12)
  • macOS Big Sur (11)
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)

Note:

  • macOS Mojave (10.14) is no longer supported
  • On macOS Catalina, version 10.15.7 is recommended

Processors

Minimum: Any Intel x86-64 processor

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

Disk

Minimum: 3.2 GB of disk space for MATLAB only, 5-8 GB for a typical installation

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 with Parallel Computing Toolbox is not available on macOS.

Running MATLAB and Simulink on Apple Silicon Macs

Running MATLAB and Simulink on Apple silicon Macs is supported in MATLAB R2020b Update 3 and newer. On Apple silicon Macs, MATLAB runs using the Rosetta 2 environment. For the best experience when running MATLAB on an Apple silicon Mac, macOS 11.5 or newer is recommended. A future release of MATLAB will run natively on Apple silicon.

Products Not Available for macOS

  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Deep Learning HDL Toolbox
  • GPU Coder
  • HDL Verifier
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • OPC Toolbox
  • Polyspace Bug Finder Access
  • Polyspace Client for Ada
  • Polyspace Code Prover Access
  • Polyspace Server for Ada
  • RF PCB Toolbox
  • RoadRunner
  • RoadRunner Asset Library
  • RoadRunner Scene Builder
  • Signal Integrity Toolbox
  • Simulink Code Inspector
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • SoC Blockset
  • Spreadsheet Link
  • Vehicle Network Toolbox
  • Vision HDL Toolbox

Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Debian 10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (minimum 8.1)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (minimum 7.6)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (minimum SP2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (minimum SP2) 
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

 

Note:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is no longer supported

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: 3.6 GB of HDD space for MATLAB only, 5-8 GB for a typical installation

Recommended: An SSD is recommended

A full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 28 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 Parallel Computing Toolbox requires a GPU that has a compute capability 3.0 or higher. For more information, see GPU Support by Release.

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 3.10 or later and glibc version 2.17 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.

Products Not Available for Linux

  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • OPC Toolbox
  • Simulink Desktop Real-Time
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • Spreadsheet Link