BIOVIA Materials Studio

Solve key materials and chemical research problems with an integrated, multi-scale modeling environment that delivers a complete range of simulation methods.

System Requirements for Materials Studio 2019

The following sections cover the system requirements for Materials Studio:

Supported Operating Systems

Operating System


32 bit client

32 bit server

64 bit server

Microsoft Windows 10, Professional & Enterprise 64 bit
Microsoft Windows 7, Professional and Enterprise Editions, SP1 32 bit
Microsoft Windows 7, Professional and Enterprise Editions, SP1 64 bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 64 bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 64 bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7 64 bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.4 64 bit
CentOS 7 64 bit

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
Kinetix 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 2019 supports the following grid system versions:

  • Altair PBS Professional 13.1 on Windows and 18.2 on Linux
  • IBM Spectrum LSF 10.1 on Windows and Linux
  • Adaptive Computing Torque 6.1.2 on Linux
  • Univa Grid Engine (UGE) 8.5 and 8.6 on Linux

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