Julia package for tensor contractions and related operations
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Fast tensor operations using a convenient Einstein index notation.

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What's new in v3

  • Switched to CUDA.jl instead of CuArrays.jl, which effectively restricts support to Julia 1.4 and higher.

  • The default cache size for intermediate results is now the minimum of either 4GB or one quarter of your total memory (obtained via Sys.total_memory()). Furthermore, the structure (i.e. size) and eltype of the temporaries is now also used as lookup key in the LRU cache, such that you can run the same code on different objects with different sizes or element types, without constantly having to reallocate the temporaries. Finally, the task rather than threadid is used to make the cache compatible with concurrency at any level.

    As a consequence, different objects for the same temporary location can now be cached, such that the cache can grow out of size quickly. Once the cache is not able to hold all the temporary objects needed for your simulation, it might actually deteriorate perfomance, and you might be better off disabling the cache alltogether with TensorOperations.disable_cache().

WARNING: TensorOperations 3.0 contains breaking changes if you did implement support for custom array / tensor types by overloading checked_similar_from_indices etc.

Code example

TensorOperations.jl is mostly used through the @tensor macro which allows one to express a given operation in terms of index notation format, a.k.a. Einstein notation (using Einstein's summation convention).

using TensorOperations
@tensor begin
    D[a,b,c] = A[a,e,f,c,f,g]*B[g,b,e] + α*C[c,a,b]
    E[a,b,c] := A[a,e,f,c,f,g]*B[g,b,e] + α*C[c,a,b]

In the second to last line, the result of the operation will be stored in the preallocated array D, whereas the last line uses a different assignment operator := in order to define and allocate a new array E of the correct size. The contents of D and E will be equal.

For more information, please see the documentation.