86 PFLOPS Deep Potential Molecular Dynamics simulation of 100 million atoms with ab initio accuracy

D Lu, H Wang, M Chen, J Liu, L Lin, R Car, W. E, W Jia, L Zhang
Comp. Phys. Comm., vol 259, February 2021, 107624. (2021)

We present the GPU version of DeePMD-kit, which, upon training a deep neural network model using ab initio data, can drive extremely large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulation with ab initio accuracy. Our tests show that the GPU version is 7 times faster than the CPU version with the same power consumption. The code can scale up to the entire Summit supercomputer. For a copper system of 113, 246, 208 atoms, the code can perform one nanosecond MD simulation per day, reaching a peak performance of 86 PFLOPS (43% of the peak). Such unprecedented ability to perform MD simulation with ab initio accuracy opens up the possibility of studying many important issues in materials and molecules, such as heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemical cells, irradiation damage, crack propagation, and biochemical reactions.

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107624