Large-Scale First-Principles Molecular Dynamics Simulations on the BlueGene/L Platform using the Qbox Code

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First-Principles Molecular Dynamics (FPMD) is an accurate, atomistic simulation approach that is routinely applied to a variety of areas including solid-state physics, chemistry, biochemistry and nanotechnology. FPMD enables one to perform predictive materials simulations, as no empirical or adjustable parameters are used to describe a given system. Instead, a quantum mechanical description of electrons is obtained by solving the Kohn-Sham equations within a pseudopotential plane-wave formalism. This rigorous first-principles treatment of electronic structure is computationally expensive and limits the size of tractable systems to a few hundred atoms on most currently available parallel computers. Developed specifically for large parallel systems ... continued below

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Gygi, F; Draeger, E; de Supinski, B; Yates, R K; Franchetti, F; Kral, S et al. January 4, 2006.

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First-Principles Molecular Dynamics (FPMD) is an accurate, atomistic simulation approach that is routinely applied to a variety of areas including solid-state physics, chemistry, biochemistry and nanotechnology. FPMD enables one to perform predictive materials simulations, as no empirical or adjustable parameters are used to describe a given system. Instead, a quantum mechanical description of electrons is obtained by solving the Kohn-Sham equations within a pseudopotential plane-wave formalism. This rigorous first-principles treatment of electronic structure is computationally expensive and limits the size of tractable systems to a few hundred atoms on most currently available parallel computers. Developed specifically for large parallel systems at LLNL's Center for Applied Scientific Computing, the Qbox implementation of the FPMD method shows unprecedented performance and scaling on BlueGene/L.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-217981
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/883590 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 883590
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc892706

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Gygi, F; Draeger, E; de Supinski, B; Yates, R K; Franchetti, F; Kral, S et al. Large-Scale First-Principles Molecular Dynamics Simulations on the BlueGene/L Platform using the Qbox Code, report, January 4, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc892706/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.