News archive

KIM Quarterly Update (August 2015) – What's new with the KIM project?

13-Aug-2015

KIM Quarterly Update


KIM API version 1.6.0 released — package layout & model location updates

28-Jul-2014

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.6.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. This release includes significant changes to the package directory structure layout, improved build tools, and removal of the deprecated Fortran Cray pointer support.


Online KIM Boot Camp on August 12, 2014

22-Jul-2014

An online KIM Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday August 12, 2014 from 8:00am to 4:00pm CDT. The objectives of the Boot Camp are to teach researchers how to make models and simulators "KIM-compliant" (i.e. compatible with the KIM API), how to develop tests that can be uploaded to KIM to run against the models stored there, and how to develop visualizers for viewing content in the KIM repository. The event will be held at University of Minnesota and broadcast live on the web. Participation is free. To register, email your name and affiliation to Ellad Tadmor at tadmor@umn.edu


KIM API version 1.5.0 released — build system updates

16-Jul-2014

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. This release includes significant updates to the build system to improve the way the package is installed to standard system directories and provides for each user on the system to have their own personal set of Models that the KIM API can access. See the INSTALL file for details.


KIM Workshop for Content Contributors in August 2014

20-Jun-2014

A workshop for researchers interested in contributing content to KIM, called a "KIM Content Carnival" will be held at the University of Maryland during August 18-21, 2014 in College Park, MD. Participation is free but by invitation only (some travel support may be available). For more details and instructions on how to apply see https://openkim.org/news/2014-06-20/.


KIM Symposium at SES 2014 Conference

27-Feb-2014

A symposium titled "Interatomic Models in Materials Simulations: Theory, Standards, Infrastructure, and Applications" focused on the KIM project and related efforts will be held at the Society for Engineering Science (SES) Annual Technical Conference at Purdue University, on October 1-3, 2014 (www.conf.purdue.edu/ses2014).


KIM API version 1.4.0 released — new: Fortran 2003 bindings

26-Feb-2014

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.4.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. This release includes a major update to the api. We have added a complete set of api bindings for Fortran 2003 using the iso_c_binding module. The previous Fortran bindings (using Cray pointers) are now deprecated and will be removed in a future release. All example Model Drivers, Models, and Tests have been updated to take advantage of the new F03 bindings. Additionally, the make system has been updated to be more robust and the documentation has been updated.


Open KIM open for business!

13-Feb-2014

After several years of extensive development, we now have a working website (https://openkim.org) with a repository and a processing pipeline that automatically couples interatomic models (potentials and force fields) and tests (simulations that compute material properties) to generate predictions.


Talk on KIM at the MMVMB II Conference in Berkeley (14-Feb-2014)

05-Feb-2014

The KIM Editor, Prof. Ryan S. Elliott, will be giving a talk on the KIM project at the Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology II: Biomechanics and Mechanobiology conference on Thursday, February 14, 2014.


Talk on KIM at the TMS Conference in San Diego (17-Feb-2014)

02-Feb-2014

The KIM Director, Prof. Ellad Tadmor, will be giving a talk on the KIM project at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, CA on Monday, February 17, 2014.


Talk on KIM at the STFC in Daresbury, England (24-Feb-2014)

01-Feb-2014

The KIM Editor, Prof. Ryan S. Elliott, will be giving a talk on the KIM project at the Computational Science and Engineering Department of Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), in Daresbury, Cheshire, UK on Thursday, February 24, 2014.


An article on the OpenKIM project published in COSSMS

30-Jan-2014

An article on NSF cyberinfrastructures, which describes the OpenKIM project, has been published in Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Sciences (COSSMS).


KIM API version 1.3.1 released

20-Jan-2014

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.1 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. This release includes updates to the make system, bug fixes, better support of CYGWIN systems, portability improvements, and a fix in order to work with gnu make 3.81.


Updated pair_style kim release in LAMMPS 3Aug13

26-Jul-2013

The KIM development team is please to announce the release of a openkim-api-v1.2.0 compatible version of the LAMMPS pair style kim. The version of pair_style kim is available in the August 3th, 2013 version of lammps (lammps-3Aug13).


KIM API version 1.2.0 released

12-Jul-2013

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.2.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. This release includes a completely redesigned Make system with many new features and benefits, a new NEIGH_RVEC_H NBC, a streamlined scheme for specifying a Model (or Model Driver name) and its associated “model_init()” function name, other minor changes to the api, bug fixes, portability improvements, and some new examples.


KIM Content Carnival in Singapore (October 9-12, 2012)

20-Jul-2012

Come to Singapore this fall during October 9-12, 2012 for a 4-day free event, to learn about KIM and make your potential compatible with the KIM Application Programming Interface (API).


KIM API version 1.1.0 released

12-Jul-2012

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.1.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. This release includes many bug fixes, portability improvements, an updated Model Driver interface, and some minor changes to functionality.


KIM Content Carnival in Aachen, Germany (August 20-23, 2012)

21-May-2012

Come to Aachen, Germany this summer during August 20-23, 2012 for a 4-day free event, to learn about KIM and make your potential compatible with the KIM Application Programming Interface (API).


First stable version of the KIM API released

23-Feb-2012

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. The interface is computationally efficient and often requires relatively minor changes to existing codes.


KIM Board Election Results

07-Feb-2012

The slate of nominees for the KIM Board (Ronald Miller, Sadasivan Shankar and Aidan Thompson) suggested by the Nominating Committe has been unanimously approved by the KIM Membership.


KIM Content Carnival (March 13-16, 2012)

28-Jan-2012

Come to Minnesota during spring break on March 13-16, 2012 for a 4-day event, all expenses paid, to learn about KIM and make your potential compatible with the KIM Application Programming Interface (API).


KIM Short Course at TMS 2012

13-Dec-2011

A one-day short course on atomistic simulations using standardized interatomic potentials will be held at TMS 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, FL on Sunday, March 11, 2012. The course will cover the basics of atomistic simulations and introduce participants to the use of potentials that conform to the KIM application programming interface (API).


KIM seeking candidates for NSF CI TraCS fellowship

23-Sep-2011

The KIM project is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to sponsor for an NSF Fellowship for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS). The successful candidate will work closely with the KIM PIs to develop a comprehensive and detailed CI TraCS proposal based on the needs and goals of the KIM project. Applications are due by Monday, November 14, 2011.


Nominees sought for KIM Board

20-Sep-2011

The KIM membership is invited to nominate candidates to serve on the KIM Board. Nominations must be received by Friday, September 30, 2011.


KIM Requirements Document Launched

20-Sep-2011

The KIM development team is pleased to announce that the KIM Requirements Document (RD) is now available online here. RDs are common in industry where they are used to fully define all aspects of new products during the development stage. The KIM RD addresses topics ranging from the organization and governance of KIM to the details of the KIM application programming interface (API).


KIM API version 0.2.0 released

15-Sep-2011

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.2.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. The interface is computationally efficient and often requires relatively minor changes to existing codes.


Alpha version of KIM API released

08-Aug-2011

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.1.0 of the KIM application programming interface (API). By conforming to this API, an atomistic simulation code will seamlessly work with any KIM-compliant interatomic model written in any supported language. The interface is computationally efficient and often requires relatively minor changes to existing codes.


Article on KIM published in JOM

30-Jul-2011

A feature article titled "The Potential of Atomistic Simulations and the Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models" has recently been published in the July issue of JOM, the member journal of TMS. The article describes the main objectives of the KIM project and its status as of July 2011.


KIM Short Course at USNCCM 11

01-Jul-2011

A 1-day short course on atomistic simulations using standardized interatomic potentials will be held at the US National Congress on Computational Mechanics in Minneapolis, MN on July 24, 2011. The course will cover the basics of atomistic simulations and introduce participants to the use of potentials that conform to the KIM application programming interface (API).


KIM Inaugural Meeting held in San Diego

01-Mar-2011

The KIM project had its Inaugural Meeting in San Diego, CA, on February 26-27, 2011. Important steps were taken at this meeting to define the goals and structure of KIM based on the needs of the atomistic simulation community.