System requirements

As a general requirement, 2 GB of disk space is required for installation. Furthermore, 4 GB of RAM is recommended for reasonable performance.


Thermo-Calc 2017a

To run Thermo-Calc 2017a, the CPU needs to support SSSE3 instructions. Read about this instruction set here. Learn what architectures support what instructions here

Roadmap for platform support

View our roadmap for platform support.

The software is supported on the following platforms:

Windows 32- and 64-bit

​Software

32-bit

64-bit

Thermo-Calc

 Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1/8/10

Diffusion Module (DICTRA)

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1/8/10

Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA)

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1/8/10

TQ-Interface

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1/8/10*

TC-API

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1/8/10

TC-Toolbox for MATLAB®

Windows 7 SP1**

Windows 7 SP1/8/10***

Notes:
* 64-bit TQ requires a 64-bit compiler.
** We support MATLAB 2015b.
*** We support MATLAB 2015b and 2016a.

Linux 64-bit

​Software 64-bit
Thermo-Calc * Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
CentOS 7
OpenSUSE 42.2 (Leap)
Diffusion Module (DICTRA) * ** Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
CentOS 7
OpenSUSE 42.2 (Leap)
Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
CentOS 7
OpenSUSE 42.2 (Leap)
TQ-Interface * Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
CentOS 7
OpenSUSE 42.2 (Leap)
TC-API * Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
CentOS 7
OpenSUSE 42.2 (Leap)
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB® Not available

 Notes:

* X Window System is required for the graphical installer

** X Window System is required for plotting.

As of the Thermo-Calc 2016a release, support for all Linux 32-bit OS has been dropped. 

Mac 64-bit

​Software 64-bit
Thermo-Calc macOS Sierra (10.12.3)
Diffusion Module (DICTRA) macOS Sierra (10.12.3)
Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) macOS Sierra (10.12.3)
TQ-Interface Not available
TC-API Not available
TC-Toolbox for MATLAB® Not available

Roadmap for platform support

Support for installing and running the Thermo-Calc software package on Windows XP has been dropped as of the Thermo-Calc 4.1 version release.

Support for installing and running the Thermo-Calc software package on all 32-bit platforms will be phased out. Users with a 32-bit platform installation are therefore advised to migrate to a 64-bit platform in the near future.

View our roadmap for platform support.