ORCA 6.0.0 to be released soon

New version of Quantum Chemistry Program will be introduced end of July

June 27, 2024

The ORCA quantum chemistry program founded by Prof. Frank Neese has been in existence for more than 20 years. Since its inception, the program, which is important for many thousand researchers, has been continuously developed. At the end of July, the development team will present the new version, ORCA 6.0.0.

The ORCA quantum chemistry program suite has grown into one of the largest and most widely used quantum chemistry packages worldwide. ORCA gives academic users (for free; download from https://lnkd.in/eF6nxi98) and industrial users (via licenses obtained from FAccTs; https://www.faccts.de/) to state of the art methodology that is an exceptionally powerful companion to experimental studies.

After almost exactly 3 years of exceptionally hard work, the development team is very excited to announce that ORCA 6.0.0 will be released on Thursday, July 25th, 2024. As for ORCA 5 before, there will be a two day online release event on July 25th and 26th, 2024. The release event will start with an overview of the changes in the code, benchmarks and the new features followed by more detailed talks that highlight and explain the new features. You can find the program of the Release Event here

Since ORCA has tens of thousands of users worldwide, the event will be streamed twice: one time in the morning (probably 8:00 CET) which will allow users in the western hemisphere to attend and one time in evening (probably around 18:00 CET) such that our users in the eastern hemisphere can attend. As last time, the talks will be pre-recorded and the respective experts will be online for vivid and lively online discussion during the stream.

More details about the online access to the meeting will be posted at the ORCA forum in due course and will also be announced on social media.

ORCA 6 is a major turning point for the ORCA project and will pave the way into the future of quantum chemistry.

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