[Pw_forum] Error during relaxation

Subhradip Ghosh subhra at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
Tue Feb 24 01:52:34 CET 2004

I was trying to use the BFGS algorithm to relax the atomic positions.
After a couple of iterations of BFGS, the code stops with the following
error message:

     from linmin : error #         2
     unexpected error

     stopping ...

Does it happen because the search direction for minima is wrong?
The other relevent info is the following:
In a previous calculation I used the default value for the energy
convergence (etot_conv_thr) and now I am using a higher tolerance (10^{-7}
a.u.). The previous one worked but this one stops.

Can somebody explain the connection?



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