[gmx-developers] Live Visualization of Simulations

Martin Höfling martin.hoefling at gmx.de
Fri May 23 11:26:56 CEST 2008

Am Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2008 schrieb Axel Kohlmeyer:

> or a simple hack similar to the one at:
> http://www.theochem.rub.de/~axel.kohlmeyer/cpmd-vmd/part7.html#chap9_sect4
> with a little extra scripting you could make it more automatic.

That also looks nice and simple, but again the trajectory needs to be 
accessible locally. I am sure that one can add recieving over network via 
rpc/whatever in VMD as well.

> that is why VMD uses a simple protocol over sockets that also allows
> other things like force feedback. no need to make it needlessly
> complicated (or throw the xml-hype at it). for details have a look at:
> http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/imd/

Oh ok, didn't know about that. Have to read out more about it but my 
conclusion is, that it's probably best then to implement the same protocol 
into the "server" Gromacs (as Marc Baaden apperantly did) and in case of 
other clients, like PyMol, implement it there as well.


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