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Title: An atomic orbital-based formulation of the complete active space self-consistent field method on graphical processing units

Despite its importance, state-of-the-art algorithms for performing complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) computations have lagged far behind those for single reference methods. We develop an algorithm for the CASSCF orbital optimization that uses sparsity in the atomic orbital (AO) basis set to increase the applicability of CASSCF. Our implementation of this algorithm uses graphical processing units (GPUs) and has allowed us to perform CASSCF computations on molecular systems containing more than one thousand atoms. Additionally, we have implemented analytic gradients of the CASSCF energy; the gradients also benefit from GPU acceleration as well as sparsity in the AO basis.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Chemistry and the PULSE Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415960
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 22; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALGORITHMS; ATOMS; CALCULATION METHODS; IMPLEMENTATION; OPTIMIZATION; PROCESSING; SELF-CONSISTENT FIELD; SPACE