University of Vienna Updates VASP

University of Vienna Updates VASP

The University of Vienna has developed the VASP (Vienna Ab Initio Simulation Program) for atomic-level analysis of electronics, glass, rubber, catalysts, magnetic materials and more. This version of the program is run on the Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, offering speed improvements from 2.5 to 4x faster, the university states.

VASP helps researchers understand the underlying structure of a material and its properties. It comprises up to 15% of computing cycles across major supercomputers worldwide.

For this speed improvements, VASP developers collaborated with several university to release version 5.4.1 with support for GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerators before the end of this year. The application can now use NVIDIA K80 accelerators to advance research.

For more information, visit the University of Vienna.

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