[gmx-users] PAUSE/CONTINUE A JOB
feenstra at chem.vu.nl
Tue Jan 6 09:20:05 CET 2004
David van der Spoel wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Dec 2003, Raj Badhan wrote:
>>Hope you all had a good Xmas.
>>Just a quick question. Is there any way to pause a job after a
>>particular time and then continue the run later? Or could I run a
>>simulation for a certain amount of time, then use the output to
>>carry on the run later on.
>>This is mainly for the purposes of running parallel on a
>>supercomputer. We only have a 2 day maximum run limit, and
>>want to know if we could pause/stop and recontinue?
> yes, you can use tpbconv to make a continuation tpr file. From 3.2.0
> onwards the continuation will be binary identical to the original run,
> even with temperature coupling
You do need to write coordinates and velocities to a .trr file. I usually
set nstxout = 5000 and nxtvout = 5000. That way, I get a frame in the
.trr file only each 100 ps, but that is OK for restarting. You can also
send a 'USR1' signal to mdrun (e.g. with 'killall -USR1 mdrun', or
'kill -USR1 <pid>', the pid is printed in the first line of the md*.log
files). Then, mdrun will stop right after writing the next frame to .trr.
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