kim-api-v2.0.0-beta.1 and kim-api-v1.9.7 released

07-Jul-2018

The KIM development team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0.0-beta.1 of the KIM API package. This release introduces the concept of Neighbor List Hints, which allows Models to give the Simulator hints about how it uses neighbor lists. The simulator may use this information to optimize its neighbor list computations. The examples, documentation, and porting content guide have been updated appropriately.

For more information on the features of KIM API v2 see the new documentation. To see a summary of the differences between KIM API v1 and KIM API v2, see this page. There is a Guide to porting content from KIM API v1 to v2. Also see the NEWS, README, and INSTALL files in the KIM API package root directory after downloading and extracting the package.

Here is a download link to the new kim-api-v2.0.0-beta.1.txz package. Or, you can find this release of the KIM API package listed on the KIM API Previous Versions page.

The KIM development team is also pleased to announce the release of version 1.9.7 of the KIM API package. This release contains bug fixes and enhancements to the utilities. See the NEWS file for more details.