Massively parallel implementation and approaches to simulate quantum dynamics using Krylov subspace techniques

Marlon Brenes (Corresponding author), Vipin Kerala Varma, Antonello Scardicchio, Ivan Girotto

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Abstract

We have developed an application and implemented parallel algorithms in order to provide a computational framework suitable for massively parallel supercomputers to study the unitary dynamics of quantum systems. We use renowned parallel libraries such as PETSc/SLEPc combined with high-performance computing approaches in order to overcome the large memory requirements to be able to study systems whose Hilbert space dimension comprises over 9 billion independent quantum states. Moreover, we provide descriptions of the parallel approach used for the three most important stages of the simulation: handling the Hilbert subspace basis, constructing a matrix representation for a generic Hamiltonian operator and the time evolution of the system by means of the Krylov subspace methods. We employ our setup to study the evolution of quasidisordered and clean many-body systems, focussing on the return probability and related dynamical exponents: the large system sizes accessible provide novel insights into their thermalization properties. Program summary: Program Title: DSQMKryST Program Files doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/f6vty3wkwj.1 Licensing provisions: BSD 3-clause Programming language: C++ Supplementary material: https://github.com/mbrenesn/DSQMKryST External routines/libraries: PETSc (https://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/), SLEPc (http://slepc.upv.es), Boost C++ (http://www.boost.org) Nature of problem: Unitary dynamics of quantum mechanical many-body systems Solution method: Krylov subspace techniques (Arnoldi procedure) with a massively parallel, distributed memory approach

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-488
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Volume235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Distributed memory parallelism
  • Krylov subspace methods
  • Strongly interacting systems
  • Unitary quantum dynamics

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