Preconditioning orbital minimization method for planewave discretization
We present an efficient preconditioner for the orbital minimization method when the Hamiltonian is discretized using planewaves (i.e., pseudospectral method). This novel preconditioner is based on an approximate Fermi operator projection by pole expansion, combined with the sparsifying preconditioner to efficiently evaluate the pole expansion for a wide range of Hamiltonian operators. Numerical results validate the performance of the new preconditioner for the orbital minimization method, in particular, the iteration number is reduced to $O(1)$ and often only a few iterations are enough for convergence.
- Pub Date:
- March 2016
- Mathematics - Numerical Analysis;
- Quantum Physics