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What are good test cases for benchmarking and scaling studies of SIESTA on up to a few thousand cores?

Subject says it all. I'm looking for SIESTA test cases suitable for benchmarking and scaling studies on clusters having up to a few thousand cores.
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Questions about the speed of SIESTA code

I have experience with VASP and CASTEP, but since I need to use TRANSIESTA to calculate transport properties, I tried to use siesta. I heard that siesta is very fast and can handle large systems, but ...
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Current curve (Transiesta code)

What is the difference between this figure: and this figure:
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Siesta-grid generation time

Dear Siesta Users/Developers I use siesta with ASE to do a NEB job. In a NEB calculation, many image files are generated and each one should be converged. The most of time for my calculation is ...
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SIESTA basis set optimization (Enthalpy vs total energy)

Using SIESTA for bulk Si (not optimized, downloaded from, I am trying to optimize the DZP basis set using the PAO.EnergyShift parameter. ...
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Treatment of f-electrons in SIESTA

Please suggest me, how to treat pseudopotential and basis for f block elements like Sm in simulating Sm2O3. I used the psml pseudopotential from pseudo-dojo database, which gives quite accurate ...
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