GPU-Accelerated VASP Poised to Improve Solar, Chip Design, Electric Cars

Now 2.5X to 4X Faster, one of the most popular applications to study the behavior of materials at the atomic level is taking advantage of the Telsa Accelerated Computing Platform.

VASP – short for Vienna Ab Initio Simulation Program – simulates at the atomic level everything from electronics, catalysts and magnetic materials to glass, rubber, metal, ceramics and more.  It helps researchers understand the underlying structure of a material and its properties, so that researchers can develop materials that are better, stronger, more reactive or perform in certain way.


VASP is enormously popular in universities and industry. It consumes up to 15 percent of the computing cycles across major supercomputers worldwide.

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Brad Nemire
Brad Nemire is on the Developer Marketing team and loves reading about all of the fascinating research being done by developers using NVIDIA GPUs. Reach out to Brad on Twitter @BradNemire and let him know how you’re using GPUs to accelerate your research. Brad graduated from San Diego State University and currently resides in San Jose, CA. Follow @BradNemire on Twitter