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 4 2.4 gHz or equivalent
  • Disk Space: 8.8 GB
  • System Memory (RAM): 2 GB+ recommended
  • Internet Access: Required in order to use online data sources from the Wolfram Knowledgebase.

Available Platforms


To use Mathematica's built-in GPU computing capabilities, you'll need a dual-precision graphics card that supports OpenCL or CUDA, such as many cards from NVIDIA, AMD, and others.

Microsoft Windows



Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 supports 64-bit systems only.

Windows HPC Server 2008

Windows HPC Server 2008 supports 64-bit systems only.

Windows Server 2008

Apple Mac


Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)*
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Mac OS X 10.8 users may be required to install Java SE 6 to launch Mathematica.
* For Mathematica 10.0.2 or later




Ubuntu 12.04–14.04
RHEL 6–7
CentOS 6–7
Debian 6–7
openSUSE 12.1–13.1
Fedora 14–20

Mathematica 10 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 since Version 7 has used 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, contact customer service »
To use the C compilation feature in Mathematica, a C compiler is required to be present.
For system requirements for Mathematica 8 and 9, go to the Wolfram Product System Requirements page.

Questions about your configuration? Contact us »

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