Materials Studio 4.3 - Update 1

This update contains a fix to an issue in Materials Studio 4.3. To update your existing installation of Materials Studio 4.3, follow the instructions below.

For more details on the changes contained in this update, see Materials Studio 4.3 Updates.


On Windows: Download and execute MS43Update1.exe (HTTP|FTP) . The update process will be automatic. The installer will invoke the license installer - please ignore this.

On Linux: Download MS43Update1.tar.gz (HTTP|FTP) and execute the following commands:

1. Decompress and untar the archive

tar -xzf MS43Update1.tar.gz

This operation creates a directory with subdirectories containing platform specific DMol3 binaries:





Each of the subdirectories contains both serial (dmol3.exe) and parallel (dmol3_mpi.exe) executable.

Note: The processor type can be identified using uname -p

2. Locate the DMol3 installation directory


where $MS_INSTALL_ROOT is the location of the Materials Studio installation on the Linux server.

3. Create backup copies of the DMol3 binaries in the installation directory

cp $MS_INSTALL_ROOT/bin/dmol3.exe $MS_INSTALL_ROOT/bin/dmol3_bak.exe
cp $MS_INSTALL_ROOT/bin/dmol3_mpi.exe $MS_INSTALL_ROOT/bin/dmol3_mpi_bak.exe

4. Replace both dmol3.exe and dmol3_mpi.exe with the binaries from the patch archive, overwriting the original files. For example, if the target OS is Linux IA64, the commands should read

cp MaterialsStudio431/linux_ia64/dmol3.exe $MS_INSTALL_ROOT/bin
cp MaterialsStudio431/linux_ia64/dmol3_mpi.exe $MS_INSTALL_ROOT/bin

Note: Restart of the gateway is not necessary.