Monthly ELSI coordination video meetings are held between the core participating teams. Contact us to join the meeting!

[2018-03-21]  Victor Yu presented a poster summarizing the status of ELSI at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, LA.  A PDF version is available here.

[2018-03-05]  William Huhn discussed continuing work on the ELSI interface and the first steps towards a decision layer at the APS March Meeting 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. His slides may be found here.

[2018-02-05]  The Electronic Structure Library Coding Workshop: ESL Demonstrator workshop was held in Lausanne, Switzerland from February 5-16, 2018. Participants from the ELSI team included Volker Blum, Fabiano Corsetti, Alberto Garcia, Yingzhou Li, and Victor Yu.  Integration into the ESL Bundle and the ESL Demonstrator, SIESTA support, and implementation of a CMake-based build system were initiated during this workshop.

[2018-01]  The first ELSI publication (ELSI: A Unified Software Interface for Kohn-Sham Electronic Structure Solvers) is official!


[2017-12-06]  Victor Yu attended the CHPC (South African Centre for High-Performance Computing) National Conference 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. The ELSI interface and the supported solvers were introduced to the HPC players in Africa.

[2017-10-22]  A brand-new version of PEXSI, PEXSI v1.0, was released.

[2017-10-09]  An ELSI overview talk was presented the ELSI team at the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MOLSSI).

[2017-08-18]  Footage for the ELSI Connector Meeting 2017 has been uploaded to our new YouTube channel! Our channel is located here, and the playlist for the meeting may be accessed here.

[2017-08-16]  The ELSI Connector Meeting 2017 was held at Duke University on August 16th, 2017.

[2017-07-10]  The Electronic Structure Library Coding Workshop: Drivers workshop was held in Trieste, Italy from July 10-21, 2017. Participants from the ELSI team included Volker Blum, Fabiano Corsetti, William Huhn, and Victor Yu. The implementation of spin channels and k-points in ELSI was initiated during this workshop.

[2017-05-31]  ELSI Interface 2017.05 was released today!

[2017-04-11]  The ELPA connector in ELSI was upgraded to the 2016.11.001.pre release. The stability of ELPA and its performance on hybrid CPU/GPU and multi-core architectures are being continuously improved, thanks to the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) and their collaborators.

[2017-03-13]  Victor Yu discussed the ELSI interface and its philosophy at the APS March Meeting 2017 in New Orleans, LA. His slides may be found here. William Huhn also showed results on GPU-accelerated architectures using ELSI. His slides may be found here.

[2017-02-21]  A poster detailing the ELSI interface was presented at the 2017 NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Principal Investigator Conference. A PDF version is available at doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4569544.v3.


[2016-12-14]  A GitLab CI was installed to perform continuous integration on the ELSI development repo. The TOMATO (TOy MATrices On-the-fly) program, authored by Fabiano Corsetti, has been employed for the regression tests of ELSI.

[2016-11-08]  A new version of PEXSI, v0.10.1, was released. This update extends support to complex Hermitian Hamiltonian and overlap matrices. Work is ongoing to integrate this functionality into ELSI.

[2016-08-19] The ELSI Connector Meeting 2016 was held at University of California, Berkeley. This meeting included the core participating teams of ELSI and its stakeholder groups.

[2016-07-21]  An ELSI poster was presented at the FHI-aims Developers’ and Users’ Meeting in Munich, Germany from July 20-22, 2016. A PDF version is available here.

[2016-06-17]  The Electronic Structure Library Coding Workshop: Solvers workshop, co-organized by Volker Blum and Fabiano Corsetti, was held in Zaragoza, Spain from June 6-17, 2016. Participants from the ELSI team also included William Huhn and Victor Yu. The integration of libOMM into ELSI was completed during the workshop.


[2015-08-28]  The ELSI Kickoff Meeting was held at Duke University.


An ELSI workshop is planned for spring 2018. This meeting will be open to the community and is intended to foster discussion in computational linear algebra and strategies to address or circumvent the Kohn-Sham eigenvalue problem.