Swift GW beyond 10,000 electrons using sparse stochastic compression

Vojtěch Vlček, Wenfei Li, Roi Baer, Eran Rabani, Daniel Neuhauser

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We introduce the concept of sparse stochastic compression, an efficient stochastic sampling of any general function. The technique uses sparse stochastic orbitals (SSOs), short vectors that sample a small number of space points. As a first demonstration, SSOs are applied in conjunction with simple direct projection to accelerate our recent stochastic GW technique; the new developments enable accurate prediction of G0W0 quasiparticle energies and gaps for systems with up to Ne>10,000 electrons, with small statistical errors of ±0.05eV and using less than 2000 core CPU hours. Overall, stochastic GW scales now linearly (and often sublinearly) with Ne.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number075107
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 6 Aug 2018

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