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- DFT, PW, and PAW: "VASP: The basics(1). DFT, plane waves, PAW, ...".
- electronic convergence, BZ sampling: "VASP: The basics(2). electronic convergence, BZ sampling ...".
- Hybrid functionals: "VASP: Hybrid functionals".
- Dielectric properties: "VASP: Dielectric response. Perturbation theory, linear response, and finite electric fields".
- Beyond DFT: RPA: "VASP: beyond DFT. The Random-Phase-Approximation".
- Performance: "VASP: running on HPC resources".
Allocating Computing Nodes and Environment Setup
An interactive shell should be allocated after login. The following command allocates an interactive node with 8 CPUs for 4 hours
qsub -IVl select=1:ncpus=8,walltime=4:0:0,place=scatter:excl -A y15
After successful allocation, one has to setup the environment as follows.
To have access to the vasp binaries, the corresponding module has to be loaded into the environment. Furthermore, the job scripts found in the tutorial tar files (job.sh, doall.sh, etc) work only if the environment variables "vasp_std, vasp_gam, vasp_ncl" are defined. Enter following commands in the terminal window after login, to setup up the environment.
module load vasp export vasp_std="mpirun -ppn 8 -np 8 /lustre/home/y07/vasp5/5.4.4-intel17-mpt214/bin/vasp_std" export vasp_gam="mpirun -ppn 8 -np 8 /lustre/home/y07/vasp5/5.4.4-intel17-mpt214/bin/vasp_gam" export vasp_ncl="mpirun -ppn 8 -np 8 /lustre/home/y07/vasp5/5.4.4-intel17-mpt214/bin/vasp_ncl"
Alternative to an interactive shell, one may submit jobs to the cluster as follows
where the jobfile "vasp.job" reads
#!/bin/bash --login #PBS -N VASP-Test #PBS -l select=1:ncpus=36 #PBS -l place=scatter:excl #PBS -l walltime=00:30:00 #PBS -A y15 cd $PBS_O_WORKDIR module load vasp mpiexec_mpt -ppn 36 -n 36 vasp_std | tee vasp.out
For the beginners: A short introduction to the common Input and Output files.
- Atoms and Molecules
- Simple Bulk Systems
- A bit of Surface Science
- Hybrid Functionals
- Optical Properties and Dielectric Response
- The Random-Phase-Approximation: GW and ACFDT
- The Bethe-Salpeter equation