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System Requirements - Release 2006b

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  Operating System Processors Disk Space RAM
32-bit MathWorks Products Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or 2)

Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or 4)

Windows Server 2003
AMD and Intel Pentium III class and higher processors 510 MB (MATLAB only)* 512 MB

1024 MB (recommended)
64-bit MathWorks Products Windows XP x64

Windows Server 2003
Intel EM64T processors;
AMD64 processors
510 MB (MATLAB only)* 512 MB

1024 MB (recommended)

* Disk space requirement varies depending on size of partition. The MATLAB installer will inform you of the hard disk space requirement for your particular partition. Installation size will be determined by the installer and can vary for NTFS and FAT formats.

Compilers (for MEX Files)


  • 16-, 24- or 32-bit OpenGL capable graphics adapter
  • DirectX 9.0c (August 2005) or later

License Management

  • Some license types require a license server running FLEXnet, which is provided by the MathWorks installer
  • TCP/IP is required on all platforms when using a license server

Additional Requirements

  • MS Word 2000, MS Word 2002 or MS Word 2003 is required to run MATLAB Notebook

Platform/Version Availability

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Support for Products on Operating Systems No Longer Supported

If you are enrolled in Software Maintenance Service, MathWorks will respond to technical questions and provide workarounds when possible for a period of two years from the date when MathWorks ended support for an operating system. See the platform road map for more information.