Quantum ESPRESSO at the exascale

Authors: Paolo Giannozzi1,2,3*, Oscar Baseggio4, Pietro Bonfà6,5, Davide Brunato4, Roberto Car7, Ivan Carnimeo4, Carlo Cavazzoni8,3, Stefano de Gironcoli2,4, Pietro Delugas4,3, Fabrizio Ferrari Ruffino2, Andrea Ferretti6, Nicola Marzari9,3, Iurii Timrov9, Andrea Urru4, Stefano Baroni2,4,3

  1. Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Informatiche e Fisiche, Università di Udine, via delle Scienze 206, I-33100 Udine, Italy, European Union
  2. CNR-IOM, Istituto dell'Officina dei Materiali, SISSA, I-34136 Trieste, Italy, European Union
  3. Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation, Cambridge Road Ind Estate, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AZ, United Kingdom
  4. SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, via Bonomea 265, I-34136, Trieste, Italy, European Union
  5. Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche, Università di Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 7/A, I-43124 Parma, Italy, European Union
  6. Centro S3, CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, via Campi 213/A, I-41125 Modena, Italy, European Union
  7. Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
  8. CINECA - Via Magnanelli 6/3, I 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna, Italy, European Union
  9. Theory and Simulation of Materials (THEOS), and National Centre for Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials (MARVEL), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Corresponding author email: paolo.giannozzi@uniud.it

DOI10.24435/materialscloud:2020.0021/v1 (version v1, submitted on 17 February 2020)

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Paolo Giannozzi, Oscar Baseggio, Pietro Bonfà, Davide Brunato, Roberto Car, Ivan Carnimeo, Carlo Cavazzoni, Stefano de Gironcoli, Pietro Delugas, Fabrizio Ferrari Ruffino, Andrea Ferretti, Nicola Marzari, Iurii Timrov, Andrea Urru, Stefano Baroni, Quantum ESPRESSO at the exascale, Materials Cloud Archive (2020), doi: 10.24435/materialscloud:2020.0021/v1.


Quantum ESPRESSO is an open-source distribution of computer codes for quantum-mechanical materials modeling, based on density-functional theory, pseudo-potentials, and plane waves, and renowned for its performance on a wide range of hardware architectures, from laptops to massively parallel computers, as well as for the breadth of its applications. In this paper we present a motivation and brief review of the ongoing effort to port Quantum ESPRESSO onto heterogeneous architectures based on hardware accelerators, which will overcome the energy constraints that are currently hindering the way towards exascale computing.

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P. Giannozzi, O. Baseggio, P. Bonfà, D. Brunato, R. Car, I. Carnimeo, C. Cavazzoni, S. de Gironcoli, P. Delugas, F. Ferrari Ruffino, A. Ferretti, N. Marzari, I. Timrov, A. Urru, S. Baroni (under review)


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