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Journal of computational chemistry

Quantum supercharger library: hyper-parallelism of the Hartree-Fock method.


PMID 25975763

Abstract

We present here a set of algorithms that completely rewrites the Hartree-Fock (HF) computations common to many legacy electronic structure packages (such as GAMESS-US, GAMESS-UK, and NWChem) into a massively parallel compute scheme that takes advantage of hardware accelerators such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). The HF compute algorithm is core to a library of routines that we name the Quantum Supercharger Library (QSL). We briefly evaluate the QSL's performance and report that it accelerates a HF 6-31G Self-Consistent Field (SCF) computation by up to 20 times for medium sized molecules (such as a buckyball) when compared with mature Central Processing Unit algorithms available in the legacy codes in regular use by researchers. It achieves this acceleration by massive parallelization of the one- and two-electron integrals and optimization of the SCF and Direct Inversion in the Iterative Subspace routines through the use of GPU linear algebra libraries. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.