Edited by Victor Yu
ELSI provides and enhances scalable, open-source software library solutions for electronic structure calculations in materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, molecular biochemistry, and many other fields. ELSI focuses on methods that solve or circumvent eigenvalue problems in electronic structure theory. The ELSI infrastructure should also be useful for other challenging eigenvalue problems.
The eigensolvers and density matrix solvers supported in ELSI include:
- ELPA (massively parallel dense eigensolvers)
- libOMM (orbital minimization method)
- PEXSI (pole expansion and selected inversion)
- EigenExa (massively parallel dense eigensolvers)
- SLEPc-SIPs (sparse eigensolver based on shift-and-invert spectral transformations)
- NTPoly (density matrix purification)
The design of ELSI focues on portability from laptop-type computers all the way up to the most efficient massively parallel supercomputers and new architectures. Work is in progress to support additional solver libraries, providing electronic structure code developers and users with a flexible, customizable choice of solution for the central algebraic problems in large-scale electronic structure simulations.