Interesting Issues and Resolution for VASP

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  2. Intel MKL ERROR: Parameter 4 was incorrect on entry to DSTEIN2

Compiling VASP.6.3.0 with GPGPU Capability using Nvidia HPC-SDK on Rocky Linux 8.5

To Compile VASP with GPGPU Capability using Nvidia HPC-SDK. For more information, do take a look at VASP – Install VASP.6.X.X

VASP support several compilers. But we will be focusing on Nvidia HPC-SDK only for this blog. To download the NVIDIA HPC-SDK

To compile Nvidia HPC SDK, do take a look at HPC SDK Documentation

% tar -xpfz <tarfile>.tar.gz

You may want to use modulefiles provided at hpc-sdk if you are using Module Environment

% module use /usr/local/nvidia/hpc_sdk/modulefiles

You should be able to see something like

------------------- /usr/local/nvidia/hpc_sdk/modulefiles ---------------
nvhpc-byo-compiler/22.5  nvhpc-nompi/22.5  nvhpc/22.5

You can untar the VASP.6.3.3. and potpaw_PBE.54

% tar -xvf vasp.6.3.0.tar
% tar -xvf potpaw_PBE.54.tar 

At the installation base of vasp.6.3.0 base

% cp arch/makefile.include.nvhpc_ompi_mkl_omp_acc ./makefile.include

Load the Nvidia GPGPU SDK and compile. If you are using OneAPI Intel Compilers, you can use module use after compilation. It will not be covered in this write-up.

% module use /usr/local/intel/oneapi-2022/modulefiles
% module load nvhpc/22.5
% module load mkl/latest
% make veryclean
% make DEPS=1 -j

If during the make, you encounter the error

/usr/local/nvidia/hpc_sdk/Linux_x86_64/22.5/comm_libs/openmpi/openmpi-3.1.5/bin/.bin/mpif90: error while loading shared libraries: libatomic.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

You can dnf install libatomic

% dnf install libatomic -y

Try Compiling again

References:

  1. Installing VASP.6.X.X