Quantum Chemistry in Dataflow: Density-Fitting MP2

Bridgette Cooper, Stephen Girdlestone, Pavel Burovskiy, Georgi Gaydadjiev, Vitali Averbukh, Peter J. Knowles, Wayne Luk

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We demonstrate the use of dataflow technology in the computation of the correlation energy in molecules at the Møller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2) level. Specifically, we benchmark density fitting (DF)-MP2 for as many as 168 atoms (in valinomycin) and show that speed-ups between 3 and 3.8 times can be achieved when compared to the MOLPRO package run on a single CPU. Acceleration is achieved by offloading the matrix multiplications steps in DF-MP2 to Dataflow Engines (DFEs). We project that the acceleration factor could be as much as 24 with the next generation of DFEs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5265-5272
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of chemical theory and computation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


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