BIOVIA Materials Studio

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System Requirements for Materials Studio 2017 R2

The following sections cover the system requirements for Materials Studio:

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System

Architecture

32 bit client

32 bit server

64 bit server

Microsoft Windows 10, Professional & Enterprise 64 bit
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Microsoft Windows 7, Professional and Enterprise Editions, SP1 32 bit
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Microsoft Windows 7, Professional and Enterprise Editions, SP1 64 bit
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Microsoft Windows 8.1, Professional and Enterprise Editions SP1 64 bit
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 64 bit
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7 64 bit
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 64 bit
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Note. Although all modules will run on x86-64 CPU's, some modules run in 32-bit mode only.

For more information, please review the supported servers for each module table

Materials Studio System Requirements —
Server Support


Module Windows x86 Windows x86-64 Linux x86-64 Parallel
Adsorption Locator x x x
Amorphous Cell x x x
Blends x x x
CASTEP x x x x
CCDC x x x
COMPASS x x x x
Cantera x x x
Conformers x x x
DFTB+ x x x x
DMol³ x x x x
Forcite Plus x x x x
GULP x x x x
Gaussian Interface x 32-bit
Materials Visualizer x 32-bit
MesoDyn x x x x
Mesocite x x x x
Morphology x x x
NMR CASTEP x x x x
ONETEP x x x x
Polymorph Predictor x x x x
QMERA x x x x
QSAR Plus a x x x
Reflex x x x
Reflex Plus x x x
Reflex QPA x x
Sorption x x x
Synthia x 32-bit
VAMP x x x
X-Cell x x x

a. Genetic Function Approximation (GFA) and Neural Networks run on Windows only.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or compatible processor
  • RAM: A minimum of 4 GB of memory for Materials Studio Client and 4 GB for the server modules. Ideally, a total of 8 GB should be available if the client and server are installed on the same machine.
  • Graphics Cards: Materials Studio is designed to work with all types of graphics cards. Performance and quality improvements are generally observed when using the Nvidia Quadro® range of cards. Limited support is provided for AMD or ATI graphics cards.

Supported Grid Systems

If you are planning to install on a grid, Materials Studio 2017 supports the following grid system versions:

  • Altair PBS Professional 13.1 on Windows and Linux
  • IBM Spectrum LSF 10.1 on Windows and Linux
  • Adaptive Computing Torque 6.0 on Linux
  • Univa Grid Engine (UGE) 8.4 on Linux

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