How to get CRYSTAL

CRYSTAL Licences

CRYSTAL23 is distributed according to two basic licences:
  • Serial/parallel for Unix/Linux/MacOSx
  • Serial Windows
for Academic, Private Companies, Computer Centres and Government sectors.


The basic licence for Unix/Linux/MacOSx can be extended by including:
  • MPP (MPI/OpenMP) - An enhanced massive parallel version of the code to allow users to reach an improved scaling in parallel executing on supercomputing resources (suitable for more than 64 processors).


The license includes CRYSPLOT a modern and flexible online tool that make CRYSTAL more user-friendly. It permits the modification and customization of plots to meet the standards required for scientific graphics.

Choose your sector to start the purchase


Universities, degree granting, public institutions.

Academic UK

People belonging to academic institutions based in UK.

Private Companies

Private companies and profit-making institutions.

Computer Centres

Computer Centres serving no-profit communities. Pricing does not apply to Supercomputer Centers and Centers serving more than one site. Contact us for more information.


Non-academic, no-profit government agencies and laboratories.

Special Discount

A discount of 50% is applied for previous registered academic users of CRYSTAL17 to the basic Unix license as well as to the Windows and MPP extensions, as long as those extensions were already included in the CRYSTAL17 order.
The discount does not apply to license holders of older versions (e.g. CRYSTAL14, 09, ...) and to non-academic registered users.
This pricing does not apply to supercomputer centers and centers serving more than one site. Contact us for details.