Sources and complete tests (For All platforms (76MB) )
*** This release of ABINIT is a production version ***
For the new features of v7.6 compared to v7.4, please, see the Release notes.
Please, read the Installation notes.
For the list of contributors, see the above-mentioned release notes.
IMPORTANT NOTICE :
In v7.7 , some cleaning has started, breaking specific backward compatibilities. In particular,
the input variable mkmem (and associated mkqmem, mk1mem, mffmem) will be removed.
Explicitly, no calculation using out-of-core storing of wavefunctions will be possible.
Instead, the user should rely on the parallelisation, with distributed memory.
This was decided at the developer's workshop in Dinard, May 2013.
Indeed, the maintenance of mkmem was becoming a barrier to more interesting features, related to parallelisation.
Then, a large set of small modifications and fixes, to run with the NAG compiler as well as with Intel 14, have been performed.
So, ABINITv7.8 will not be completely backward compatible.
By the same token, some developers are considering further cleaning of ABINIT
(e.g. removal of the ACFD capabilities of ABINIT, removal of LWF) also to favour new developments over outdated or badly implemented features.
The header of the WFK files might also be changed, breaking further backward compatibility.
Also, the availability of NetCDF and MPI-IO (in case of parallelism) might become mandatory.
After such changes, we will release ABINIT v8 , to mark such loss of backward compatibility,
or such new requirements for the libraries on which ABINIT relies.
Have fun !
Tested with : OpenMPI, MPICH2, MPICH3, ATLAS, OpenBLAS, CUDA, Magma, gfortran, ifort, xlf, g95