The Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP) is a local computer program for atomic scale materials modelling, e.g. electronic structure calculations and quantum-mechanical molecular dynamics, from first principles.
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For the current list of installed versions, use:
ml av vasp
To learn how to submit a job, please refer to the Job Submission and Execution part of this documentation.
VASP uses a Message Passing Interface to distribute the workload, and as such can be run via the
mpirun command, such as
VASP can be ran using several different binaries, each being compiled for a specific purpose, for example:
vasp_stdis the standard VASP binary for regular jobs
vasp_nclmust be used when running non-collinear (spin-orbit coupling) jobs
vasp_gamis optimized for calculations at the Gamma point
vasp_gpu_stdis a compilation for GPU calculations
vasp_gpu_nclhas to be used when running a non-collinear job on GPU
Tutorials and Examples¶
VASP wiki also contains all the necessary information about the input and output files, tags, algorithms, and much more.
- VASP documentation containing all the necesary links, including to the VASP wiki, VASP workshop lectures resources, and other
- VASP wiki is the resource for questions regarding anything VASP-related
- offline PDF version
- VASP forum to look up & ask questions
- how to cite VASP
- Google :)