Supported Platforms

GAMS divides the set of supported platforms into so-called core platforms and peripheral platforms to recognize and better describe how the two sets of platforms have evolved. The user communities for core platforms are large, active, and well-identified, but not so for the peripheral platforms. For the core platforms, GAMS will continue to make each new release of GAMS directly available for download, while the peripheral platforms will be available by request only. Finally, changes in the availability of core platforms will be announced well in advance of the event, while changes to support for peripheral platforms may occur with little or no notice.

The core platforms are the following:

Core Platform Description
x86 64 bit Linux AMD- or Intel-based 64-bit (x86_64) Linux systems with glibc 2.7 or higher.
x86 64 bit Mac OS X Intel-based 64-bit (x86_64) Macintosh system with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher.
x86 32 bit MS Windows Windows Vista or newer on AMD- or Intel-based (x86_32) architectures.
x86 64 bit MS Windows Windows Vista or newer on AMD- or Intel-based (x86_64) architectures.

The peripheral platforms are the following:

Peripheral Platform Description
PowerPC 64 bit AIX PowerPC based 64-bit (ppc_64) AIX system. Built on AIX 7.1.
Sparc 64 bit Solaris Sparc-based 64-bit (sparc_64) Solaris system. Built on Solaris 10.
x86 64 bit Solaris AMD- or Intel-based 64-bit (x86_64) Solaris system. Built on Solaris 11.0.

While the GAMS execution system itself is available on all supported platforms, for certain solvers, tools, and APIs, different availabilities can apply. For details, see