Description

Quantum ESPRESSO is an integrated suite of computer codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials (both norm-conserving and ultrasoft).


Local support is not available. For detailed documentation and tutorials, visit the QuantumEspresso website. QuantumEspresso (QE) has a large and active community of users; to search or join the mailing list see the instructions here.

Software Category: chem

Available Versions

We built versions of QE incorporating the most popular optional packages. To find the available versions and learn how to load them, run:

module spider quantumespresso

The output of the command shows the available QuantumEspresso module versions.

For detailed information about a particular QuantumEspresso module, including how to load the module, run the module spider command with the module’s full version label. For example:

module spider quantumespresso/5.4.0

Module Version Module Load Command
quantumespresso 5.4.0 module load intel/18.0 intelmpi/18.0 quantumespresso/5.4.0
quantumespresso 6.1 module load intel/18.0 intelmpi/18.0 quantumespresso/6.1
quantumespresso 6.3 module load intel/18.0 intelmpi/18.0 quantumespresso/6.3
quantumespresso 6.4.1 module load intel/18.0 intelmpi/18.0 quantumespresso/6.4.1

Users may build their own versions of QE if they wish to use a different compiler+MPI combination, or to choose individual optional packages. Instructions are available at the installation FAQ.

Example SLURM script

To run the system version of QE, a script similar to the following can be used. QE has many options so only the most basic is shown.

#!/bin/bash
#SBATCH --account my_acct
#SBATCH --nodes=2
#SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=16
#SBATCH --time=3-00:00:00
#SBATCH --output=nano.out
#SBATCH --partition=parallel

module purge
module load intel/18.0
module load intelmpi/18.0
module load quantumespresso/6.4.1

srun pw.x -in nano.in