System Requirements

Cross-platform computing power

Mathematica is optimized for the latest operating systems and hardware, so you can use any system you want.

Hardware Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core or equivalent
  • Disk Space: 14 GB
  • System Memory (RAM): 2 GB+ recommended
  • Internet Access: Required in order to use online data sources from the Wolfram Knowledgebase.

Available Platforms

Microsoft Windows



Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 7 Platform Update
Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 supports 64-bit systems only.

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 supports 64-bit systems only.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 supports 64-bit systems only.

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 supports 64-bit systems only.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Platform Update

Apple Mac


macOS 10.15 (Catalina)*
macOS 10.14 (Mojave)**
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)***
macOS 10.12 (Sierra)****
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

* For Mathematica 12.0.0 or later, more details »
** For Mathematica 11.3.0 or later
*** For Mathematica 11.2.0 or later
**** For Mathematica 11.0.1 or later



Ubuntu 14.04–18.10
RHEL 6–7
CentOS 6–7
Debian 8–9
OpenSUSE Leap 42.3, 15
Fedora 28–29

Mathematica 12 has been fully tested on the Linux distributions listed above. On new Linux distributions, additional compatibility libraries may need to be installed. It is likely that Mathematica will run successfully on other distributions based on the Linux kernel 2.6 or later.

Mathematica supports an X Window System front end, and uses the Qt application framework for its user interface—the same used by the major Linux desktop environment KDE. Regular tests are run on both enterprise and popular open-source Linux distributions.

Additional Notes:

  • For assistance migrating your Mathematica installation to a new computer, fill out the Wolfram System Transfer Form »
  • To use the C compilation feature in Mathematica, a C compiler is required to be present.
  • To use Mathematica's built-in GPU computing capabilities, you will need a dual-precision graphics card that supports OpenCL or CUDA, such as many cards from NVIDIA, AMD and others.
  • For system requirements for Mathematica 10 through 12, go to the Wolfram Product System Requirements page.

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