Modeling Mixtures of Different Mass Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices: An Illustration of High Efficiency and Linear Scaling on the Cray XT4 via a Capability Applications Project at ERDC

J.K. Freericks
2008 2008 DoD HPCMP Users Group Conference  
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is running a program to create an analog quantum-mechanical simulator for strongly interacting quantum particles. It is called an optical lattice emulator, and it involves ultracold neutral atoms moving in a corrugated periodic potential created by an optical lattice. The atoms interact with each other via collisions. In this work, we show how one can apply inhomogenenous dynamical mean-field theory (IDMFT) as an approximate computational tool
more » ... study the behavior of just such a system. Ultimately, conventional computation will be employed to benchmark the optical lattice emulator on a numerically tractable problem (a verification and validation study), and then the emulator will be applied to problems that cannot be solved with conventional computation. Here, we demonstrate an efficient massively parallel implementation of the IDMFT algorithm that is transportable, scales to many thousands of processors, and runs at approximately 50% of the theoretical peak speed of the machine. DoD HPCMP Users Group Conference 2008 978-0-7695-3515-9/08 $25.00
doi:10.1109/dod.hpcmp.ugc.2008.38 fatcat:kix4air5wrhrlipsbilroepjde