[gmx-users] Re: Background run

Pim Schravendijk schraven at mpip-mainz.mpg.de
Thu Sep 1 03:39:14 CEST 2005

Running mpirun in the background works with, for example: 
mpirun -np 2 ./a.out < /dev/null > output &

(where ./a.out should be replaced with mdrun of course)

just look at the examples in the manpage


> From: Jeffrey Chua <chuademon at gmail.com>
> dear friends,
>  Another problem im having are doing background runs for gromacs. When we 
> run other programs in our cluster (11 nodes), we usually just put "&" and it 
> runs in the background. But in gromacs, although we placed the "&" at the 
> end, once you close the terminal you were using, the run also exits. How can 
> i do a background run for gromacs? we are using mpich for the cluster.
>  thanks.

Pim Schravendijk - PhD Student
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

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