I keep getting this annoying message during RF run (abinit 9.2.2). Sometimes the code gets past this part and others the reserved time on my cluster runs out for some reason?
Asked to delete not existent file: <filename>.abo_PRT1
Asked to delete not existent file: <filename>.abo_PRT2
Asked to delete not existent file: <filename>.abo_PRT3
and so on...
I was doing RF calculations with 4x4x4 k-grid (SOC included: nspinor=2 nspinden=1 nsppol=1), this wasn’t an issue, but when I try with a 8x8x8 k-grid that message either stops or prolongs the calculation.
I couldn’t find this related topic anywhere else, so I’m sorry in advance if there already is a solution to this issue.
we need a bit more information, on your input file and what you want to do in the perturbations. FYI if you set nspinor 1 the SOC can not be applied.
The files it complains about are log files for multiple perturbation parallelization. This may also not be what you intended to do: it’s more efficient to run 1 perturbation at a time and parallelize over k bands etc.
Have a look at the abipy tutorials as well (it does all this automatically). At any rate this is not the actual problem, but may be a clue.
The _PRT file is made to parallelize over perturbations as we mentioned before, to make a separate output and log file for each perturbation. I don’t know why it hangs there, could be an issue with disk IO or some conflict between the MPI communicators for perturbations and kpts. Have you tried without paral_rf?