Umberto De Giovannini
umberto.degiovannini at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 12:26:14 WEST 2012
Thank you Alberto,
I new that the biconjugate gradiet linear solver is already implemented.
Although, and probably because of deep ignorance, to me linear solver
and eigensolver are somehow disconnected.
Could you give me a hint on how to use the linear solver to diagonalize?
I feel that although slower that the other eigensolvers ARPACK seems
to be the fastest track toward a working implementation of complex
Anybody against the return of ARPACK?
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Alberto Castro <acastro at bifi.es> wrote:
> Hi Umberto,
> In fact, ARPACK was interfaced to octopus for some time. It was slower
> than the current methods, and therefore no attempt was made to
> maintain the interface. If you look in the svn tree far enough, it
> should be there. I don't remember any other reason why the inteface
> was removed, but maybe someone remembers better.
> In any case, I believe that biconjugate gradient is now implemented as
> one of the linear solvers in the linear solver module.
> Cheers, Alberto.
> 2012/4/24 Umberto De Giovannini <umberto.degiovannini at gmail.com>:
>> Hello everybody,
>> as you probably remember from discussion related to some of my recent
>> commit I am implementing some exotic complex scaled DFT in octopus.
>> One of the main problem here is that the Hamiltonian turns out to be
>> In this case the eigensolves already implemented are unsuited and
>> something more general is needed.
>> The choice is narrowed down to either biconjugate gradient or Arnoldi schemes.
>> I was thinking to implement an Arnoldi solver with ARPACK.
>> ARPACK has been out for a while now (and pretty much without any
>> update until recently http://forge.scilab.org/index.php/p/arpack-ng/)
>> but appears to be kind of a standard for what Arnoldi scheme is
>> However there has been no attempt to use it with octopus.
>> So here is the question..
>> Is there a reason why I should not implement it in octopus?
>> Are there better solutions to my problem?
>> Octopus-devel mailing list
>> Octopus-devel at tddft.org
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