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As-Rigid-As-Possible molecular interpolation paths

Participants : Krishna Kant Singh, Stephane Redon.

We have continued our work on the development of parallel adaptively restrained particle simulations. We proposed new algorithms to compute forces involving active particles faster. These algorithms involved construction of the Active Neighbor List (ANL) and incremental force computations. These algorithms have advantages over the state-of-the-art methods for simulating a system using Adaptively Restrained Molecular Dynamics (ARMD). Previously proposed algorithms required at-least 60% restrained particles in order to achieve speed up. In new algorithms, we overcome this limitation and speed up can be achieve with 10% retrained particles. We implemented our algorithm in the popular molecular dynamics package LAMMPS and submitted our results in the Computer Physics Communications Journal (K.K. Singh, S. Redon, Adaptively Restrained Molecular Dynamics in LAMMPS, Submitted to Computer Physics Communications.). Figure 11 show that speed-up can be achieved for more than 10% of the particles are restrained. We also achieved significant speed up in constructing the ANL (figure 12).

Figure 11. speed up using ARMD on different benchmark
Figure 12. Obtained speed up in constructing the ANL.