Supported Operating Systems

The SBGrid Software Suite can run on Linux, OS X and IRIX machines.


We build and test software under 64-bit CentOS 6 and test on CentOS 6 and 7. The majority of our Linux users are using Red Hat or CentOS distributions, but we also have labs using the software with Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuSE. We don't explicitly test the software on distributions other than CentOS, but the software is known to work, and we will work to resolve problems reported by users of these Linux distributions.

We officially support the two most recent releases of Red Hat/CentOS/Scientific Linux (currently 6 and 7). Only 64-bit versions of linux are supported. As of January 2015, we are no longer updating the 32-bit software branch.

Currently Supported:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x and the community supported versions: CentOS and Scientific Linux.
  • We are no longer building software for RHEL 5.x.

OS X Intel

We build and test the programs under the most five most recent OS X releases.

Currently Supported:

  • OS X Intel 10.11 - 10.14
  • As above with earlier versions of linux, there are many software applications that are fully functional on earlier versions of MacOSX in the SBGrid tree. We work to maintain an environment compatible with these OS versions, though they may not receive the latest applications available.

OS X PowerPC

The OS X PowerPC branch is currently frozen. The applications are available on request.


The IRIX programs branch is currently frozen. The applications are available on request.