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MIT Photonic-Bands, parallel (mpich) version

The MIT Photonic-Bands package is a free program for computing the band structures (dispersion relations) and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures, on both serial and parallel computers. It was developed by Steven G. Johnson at MIT in the Joannopoulos Ab Initio Physics group, and designed to study photonic crystal structures.

This package contains a parallel version of MPB, using the mpich implementation of the MPI protocol. It allows for calculations on clusters of computers.

Note that you must install libhdf5-mpich if your cluster doesn't have a common filesystem available on all nodes.

Package version:1.4.2-16


MPB-MPI(1)           MIT Photonic-Bands Package           MPB-MPI(1)

       mpb-mpi - parallel (MPI) version of mpb
       mpbi-mpi - parallel (MPI) version of mpbi

       This  manual  page documents briefly the mpb-mpi and mpbi-mpi
       commands.  This  manual  page  was  written  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  distribution  because  the original programs don't


mpb (1.4.2-16) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/control: dependency of mpb-mpi corrected
  * debian/control: dependency on libhdf5-seriald-dev added again

 -- Thorsten Alteholz <>  Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:00:00 +0100

mpb (1.4.2-15) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/control: bump Standards Version to 3.9.1. (No changes needed).
  * debian/control: Conflicts: replaced by Breaks: for


2003-02-27  Steven G. Johnson  <stevenj@ab-initio>

	* NEWS: tense

	* NEWS, ChangeLog: updated

	* mpb-ctl/
	bug fix: kdir is in reciprocal coordinates.  Thanks to Suxia (Susan)
	Yang for tracking down this bug.

2003-02-25  Steven G. Johnson  <stevenj@ab-initio>

	* mpb-ctl/epsilon.c: fixed SunOS problem where guile 1/infinity
	and C 1/infinity give apparently different results...than


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Tue, 23 Oct 2001 19:06:26 +0200

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