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The following section explains the platform-specific features of SAP memory management.

Both implementation and parameter settings depend partly on the operating system used.


The basic functions of memory management are platform-independent and are described in detail under Functions of the SAP Memory Management System. The implementation and parameter settings, however, can depend largely on the operating system used.


The platforms supported by SAP can be divided into the following categories:

  • UNIX

    This section highlights any differences that may exist between the various UNIX systems supported by SAP.

  • Microsoft Windows

  • IBM i