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Verification check for memory leaks using Valgrind v004
Description Check that the model has no memory leaks. This is tested using the Valgrind memory debugging tool (http://valgrind.org) by performing a series of energy and force calculations on a randomly distorted face-centered cubic (FCC) cube base structure for both non-periodic and periodic boundary conditions. Separate configurations are tested for each species supported by the model, as well as one containing a random distribution of all species. Configurations used for testing are provided as auxiliary files.


Changes in version 003:
* Tear down calculator and create new one intermittently in case the model uses global/static variables that could indirectly result in a memory leak
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Contributor Ellad B. Tadmor
Maintainer I Nikiforov
Implementer I Nikiforov
Developer Ellad B. Tadmor
Daniel S. Karls
Published on KIM 2022
How to Cite

This Verification Check is archived in OpenKIM [1-3].

[1] Nikiforov I, Tadmor EB, Karls DS. Verification check for memory leaks using Valgrind v004. OpenKIM; 2022. doi:10.25950/5ef8a653

[2] Tadmor EB, Elliott RS, Sethna JP, Miller RE, Becker CA. The potential of atomistic simulations and the Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models. JOM. 2011;63(7):17. doi:10.1007/s11837-011-0102-6

[3] Elliott RS, Tadmor EB. Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models (KIM) Application Programming Interface (API). OpenKIM; 2011. doi:10.25950/ff8f563a

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DOI 10.25950/5ef8a653
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