Here is a short overview of all parameters currently supported. Parameters which are used frequently are emphasized.

NGX, NGY, NGZ | FFT mesh for orbitals (Sec. 6.3,6.11) |

NGXF,NGYF,NGZF | FFT mesh for charges (Sec. 6.3,6.11) |

NBANDS |
number of bands included in the calculation (Sec. 6.5) |

NBLK | blocking for some BLAS calls (Sec. 6.6) |

SYSTEM |
name of System |

NWRITE | verbosity write-flag (how much is written) |

ISTART | startjob: 0-new 1-cont 2-samecut |

ICHARG | charge: 1-file 2-atom 10-const |

ISPIN | spin polarized calculation (2-yes 1-no) |

MAGMOM | initial mag moment / atom |

INIWAV | initial electr wf. : 0-lowe 1-rand |

ENCUT |
energy cutoff in eV |

PREC |
precession: medium, high or low |

PREC |
VASP.4.5 also: normal, accurate |

NELM, NELMIN and NELMDL | nr. of electronic steps |

EDIFF | stopping-criterion for electronic upd. |

EDIFFG | stopping-criterion for ionic upd. |

NSW |
number of steps for ionic upd. |

NBLOCK and KBLOCK | inner block; outer block |

IBRION |
ionic relaxation: 0-MD 1-quasi-New 2-CG |

ISIF |
calculate stress and what to relax |

IWAVPR | prediction of wf.: 0-non 1-charg 2-wave 3-comb |

ISYM | symmetry: 0-nonsym 1-usesym |

SYMPREC | precession in symmetry routines |

LCORR | Harris-correction to forces |

POTIM | time-step for ion-motion (fs) |

TEBEG, TEEND | temperature during run |

SMASS | Nose mass-parameter (am) |

NPACO and APACO | distance and nr. of slots for P.C. |

POMASS | mass of ions in am |

ZVAL | ionic valence |

RWIGS |
Wigner-Seitz radii |

NELECT | total number of electrons |

NUPDOWN | fix spin moment to specified value |

EMIN, EMAX | energy-range for DOSCAR file |

ISMEAR |
part. occupancies: -5 Blöchl -4-tet -1-fermi 0-gaus >0 MP |

SIGMA |
broadening in eV -4-tet -1-fermi 0-gaus |

ALGO |
algorithm: Normal (Davidson) | Fast | Very_Fast (RMM-DIIS) |

IALGO |
algorithm: use only 8 (CG) or 48 (RMM-DIIS) |

LREAL |
non-local projectors in real space |

ROPT |
number of grid points for non-local proj in real space |

GGA | xc-type: e.g. PE AM or 91 |

VOSKOWN | use Vosko, Wilk, Nusair interpolation |

DIPOL | center of cell for dipol |

AMIX, BMIX | tags for mixing |

WEIMIN, EBREAK, DEPER | special control tags |

TIME | special control tag |

LWAVE,LCHARG, LVTOT, LVHAR |
create WAVECAR/CHGCAR/LOCPOT |

LELF | create ELFCAR |

LORBIT | create PROOUT |

NPAR | parallelization over bands |

LSCALAPACK | switch off scaLAPACK |

LSCALU | switch of LU decomposition |

LASYNC | overlap communcation with calculations |