Recent developments in the general atomic and molecular electronic structure system

Giuseppe M.J. Barca, Colleen Bertoni, Laura Carrington, Dipayan Datta, Nuwan De Silva, J. Emiliano Deustua, Dmitri G. Fedorov, Jeffrey R. Gour, Anastasia O. Gunina, Emilie Guidez, Taylor Harville, Stephan Irle, Joe Ivanic, Karol Kowalski, Sarom S. Leang, Hui Li, Wei Li, Jesse J. Lutz, Ilias Magoulas, Joani MatoVladimir Mironov, Hiroya Nakata, Buu Q. Pham, Piotr Piecuch, David Poole, Spencer R. Pruitt, Alistair P. Rendell, Luke B. Roskop, Klaus Ruedenberg, Tosaporn Sattasathuchana, Michael W. Schmidt, Jun Shen, Lyudmila Slipchenko, Masha Sosonkina, Vaibhav Sundriyal, Ananta Tiwari, Jorge L. Galvez Vallejo, Bryce Westheimer, Marta Włoch, Peng Xu, Federico Zahariev, Mark S. Gordon

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A discussion of many of the recently implemented features of GAMESS (General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System) and LibCChem (the C++ CPU/GPU library associated with GAMESS) is presented. These features include fragmentation methods such as the fragment molecular orbital, effective fragment potential and effective fragment molecular orbital methods, hybrid MPI/OpenMP approaches to Hartree-Fock, and resolution of the identity second order perturbation theory. Many new coupled cluster theory methods have been implemented in GAMESS, as have multiple levels of density functional/tight binding theory. The role of accelerators, especially graphical processing units, is discussed in the context of the new features of LibCChem, as it is the associated problem of power consumption as the power of computers increases dramatically. The process by which a complex program suite such as GAMESS is maintained and developed is considered. Future developments are briefly summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number154102
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 21 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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