Announcing Materials Studio 6.0
Learn new capabilities that enhance the ability of materials scientists to predict properties and perform virtual screening of candidate material variations.
Integrated with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform, Materials Studio is a complete modeling and simulation environment designed to allow researchers in materials science and chemistry to predict and understand the relationships of a material’s atomic and molecular structure with its properties and behavior. Using Materials Studio, researchers in many industries are engineering better performing materials of all types, including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, polymers and composites, metals and alloys, batteries and fuel cells, and more.
With Materials Studio you can:
Accelerate Innovation: Materials Studio enables materials scientists and research teams to develop new, better performing, and more cost effective materials faster and more efficiently than with test and experimentation alone.
Reduce Costs: Materials Studio customers have indicated a reduction of up to 10 times in the number of experiments required to introduce a new material.
Consolidate Software Purchases: Materials Studio’s comprehensive solution capabilities and ease of use minimizes total cost of ownership and improves collaboration between scientists.
Solve Your Most Difficult Problems: Accelrys’ staff of expert scientist assures timely support and expertise to help solve even the most challenging problems in materials science.
New Features introduced in Materials Studio 6.0 include:
Faster and more accurate property prediction for metals, organics, rare earth and magnetic materials
Introduction of DFTB+ module that combines the accuracy of quantum methods with the speed of atomistic methodologies to enable the study of larger, more realistic structures
Wider range of properties prediction for salts, crystals, polymers, metal oxides, electronics, and semiconductor materials
Improve graphics performance for better user experience
System Requirements for Materials Studio 6.0
32 bit client
32 bit server
64 bit server IA64 server
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, SP3 32 bit + +
Microsoft Windows Vista, Business and Enterprise Editions, SP2 32 bit + +
Microsoft Windows 7, Professional and Enterprise Editions, SP1 32 bit + +
Microsoft Windows 7, Professional and Enterprise Editions, SP1 64 bit + +
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 32 bit +
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit +
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit +
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 4.8 and 4.9 32 bit, 64 bit + +
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server or Desktop 5.6 and 5.7 64 bit + +
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 and 6.1 64 bit +
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10, SP3 and SP4 32 bit, 64 bit + + +
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, base and SP1 64 bit + +
Note. A subset of modules are supported on Itanium (IA64) processors. 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.
Processor: An Intel-compatible >=2 GHz with x86 or x86_64 architecture is required (Intel or AMD®). For IA64 machines, Intel Itanium 2 processesors are required
RAM: A minimum of 2 GB of memory for Materials Studio Client and 2 GB for the server modules. Ideally, a total of 4 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 6.0 supports the following grid system versions:
Oracle Grid Engine (OGE) 6.2 Update 7
PBS Professional 11.0
Platform LSF 8.0