General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System is a general ab initio quantum chemistry package. GAMESS can compute wavefunctions ranging from RHF, ROHF, UHF, GVB and MCSCF, with CI and MP2 energy corrections available for some of these.

Programs can be submitted to a queue using PBS script such as the template runscript for GAMESS on Itasca below. Be sure to replace YOURSCRATCH with a path to a directory that you own. The rungms syntax is

rungms [input] [num procs] [num nodes] [/path/to/scratchdir]

#!/bin/bash -l


#PBS -m e

#PBS -l nodes=4:ppn=8

#PBS -l walltime=4:00:00

#PBS -l pmem=1500mb

mkdir ~/scr


module load gamess

rungms table512 8 4 /scratch1/YOURSCRATCH >& your.out

Alternatively, use the method below once to generate a template script, and modify it to suit your needs. First load the GAMESS module

module load gamess

Then launch the executable. To submit GAMESS to the queue use the following command

rungms [options] input_file

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