This guide is
intended to help PGI customers install, build, and run a complete system
of ab initio programs for molecular electronic structure calculations (MOLPRO)
from source files using PGI 7.1 compilers on a 64-bit Linux system.
This guide was created for MOLPRO parallel version 2006.1 when building
from the source files using PGI Release 7.1 pgf90 on a AMD™ AMD64/Opteron
or Intel® Xeon with EM64T system running 64-bit Linux. This guide does not
cover the non-relocatable pre-built binaries version of MOLPRO.
Information about MOLPRO can be found at the MOLPRO home page.
From the MOLPRO Home page:
"MOLPRO is a complete system of ab initio programs for molecular
electronic structure calculations, designed and maintained by H.-J. Werner
and P. J. Knowles, and containing contributions from a number of other authors.
As distinct from other commonly used quantum chemistry packages, the emphasis
is on highly accurate computations, with extensive treatment of the electron
correlation problem through the multiconfiguration-reference CI, coupled
cluster and associated methods. Using recently developed integral-direct
local electron correlation methods, which significantly reduce the increase
of the computational cost with molecular size, accurate ab initio calculations
can be performed for much larger molecules than with most other programs."
Obtaining the Source Code and License
MOLPRO source code, binaries and documentation are copyrighted
materials and may only be distributed under licence. A valid licence key
from MOLPRO is required before you may use the MOLPRO program. To obtain
the MOLPRO distribution materials, please visit the MOLPRO home page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Fortran 90 and GNU C compiler.
Approximately 200Mb free disk space for use during compilation.
At least one large scratch file system for the program I/O.
Global Arrays Toolkit
Configuration and Set-up Information
Ensure that pgf90 is in your shell's PATH.
Unzip and untar Global Arrays Toolkit. Assume you have MPI install in
/usr/pgi/linux86-64/7.1 directory. Run following command to build GA
Arrays for MPI use:
gmake TARGET=LINUX64 MPI_INCLUDE=/usr/pgi/linux86-64/7.1/include \
MPI_LIB=/usr/pgi/linux86-64/7.1/lib LIBMPI=-lmpich FC=pgf90 \
CC=pgcc COPT=-fast FOPT=-fast USE_MPI=yes You may need different configuration for tcgmsg or myrinet.
Unzip and untar the MOLPRO package in your build directory.
cd into the new molpro2006.1 directory
Run the following command to configure:
./configure -mpp -pgf90 -i8
This will create the CONFIG file. Note you may need to enter information
during this configuration such as whether large files are supported, the
location of BLAS library, where the MOLPRO executable and its library will
be installed, and your MOLPRO license key. Example of the configuration:
mymachine% ./configure -mpp -pgf90 -i8
Building program for processor type=x86_64
Program may not run on other platforms
You can choose another processor type using the [p3|p4|athlon|x86_64|ia64] optio
Program will be built for parallel execution
found /usr/local/bin/perl version 5.008001
Machine architecture is unix unix-i8 unix-linux unix-linux-x86_64
Additional compilation pre-processor flags: mpp eaf
File size greater than 2GB allowed
pgf90 7.1-2 64-bit target on x86-64 Linux -tp k8-64
searching for blas libraries...
found blaslib -L/usr/pgi_rel/linux86-64/7.1-2/lib -lacml_mv -lacml
plese select blas library from above list
(default -L/usr/pgi_rel/linux86-64/7.1-2/lib -lacml_mv -lacml):
acml library contains full lapack implementation
Do wish to use tcgmsg, mpi, or myrinet? [tcgmsg]
Please give the name of the directory containing GA, MA libraries:
If you want to use a special wrapper for parallel job startup
please specify. (default /usr/pgi_rel/linux86-64/7.1/mpi/mpich/bin/mpirun):
Please give both the -L and -l loader options needed to access the MPI library
Leave blank if you want to use the vendor supplied library on Cray
or IBM SP, etc
(default -L/usr/lib -lmpi):
MPI implementation is mpich
Enter max number of atoms [ 200]:
Enter max number of valence orbitals [ 300]:
Enter max number of basis functions :
Enter max number of states per symmetry [ 20]:
Enter max number of state symmetries [ 16]:
If you wish to use a system BLAS library, please give the maximum
level (0, 1, 2, 3, or 4) of BLAS to be supplied by the system
If the system blas only supports 32 bit integers, only 0 or 4 can be used
4 is recommended for IBM, SGI-IRIX, SUN, FUJITSU
Installed binaries directory [/usr/local/bin]
Installed auxiliary directory [/usr/local/lib/molpro-mpp-Linux-x86_64-i8-2006.1]
Installed HTML documentation directory [/home/public_html/molpro/molpro2
Installed CGI script directory [/home/public_html/molpro/molpro2006.1]
Using getopt_long from system library
parse-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-i8.o.gz is your object.
CONFIG file created; proceed to compilation
- Check the CONFIG file
to make sure the information is as expected. You may edit the CONFIG file
directly to fix any errors. Note that -i8 should be present in the 64-bit
compiler options. We recommend using "-fast" for best performance. We've
included an example CONFIG file for use with 64-bit pgf90.
Once the configuration is set and CONFIG file is created.
In MOLPRO base directory, type:
make -j can be used to speed up compilation time for multiple CPUs system.
MOLPRO can be tuned for a particular system by running the following
command from the base MOLPRO directory. The tuning determines which version
of a routine, blas or MOLPRO, gives the best performance and appends the
tuning results to "bin/molpro*mpi.rc".
./bin/molpro -n 2 mpptune.com Running the test cases
Example of running with 2 nodes.
Run a small subset of tests:
make MOLPRO_OPTIONS="-n 2" -C testjobs quicktest
Run most tests except some long ones:
make MOLPRO_OPTIONS="-n 2" -C testjobs test
Run all tests:
make MOLPRO_OPTIONS="-n 2" -C testjobs bigtest
These commands can also be issued in the MOLPRO base directory.
Running the benchmark
In directory bench, type:
./configure You only need to do this once.
To run benchmark, i,e., small3.com with 2-way parallel, type:
runbench 2 1 small3.com Each job appends the timings to bench.tab. Timings are also listed in a table at the end of each output.
MOLPRO is a "self-check" program since a program will only run
to completion if no errors occur. For test cases, if the test runs without
errors, an *.out file will be created in directory testjobs . If an error
does occur, an *.errout file will be created. For benchmarks, if a program
runs without errors, timings should be listed in each output as well as appended
at the end of bench.tab file.
Known Issues and Limitations
No known issues.