[gmx-users] Simulation problem with extended membrane system!
liu xin
zgxjlx at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 05:13:33 CEST 2006
Dear GMX-users:
I met a problem when doing simulation with the membrane , here's what I've
done so far:
I download the dppc128.pdb file and dppc.top files from Dr. Tielman's
website, equilibrated this dppc128 system for 10ns, I checked the final
structure with VMD, everything seemed ok. Then I extended this system to a
larger one with thicker water layers and more lipid molecules with the
following commands:
editconf -f dppc128.pdb -o dppc128_center.pdb -center 0 0 4.1
genbox -cs dppc128_center.pdb -o larger_box.pdb -box 9.2 9.2 8.3
So I got a membrane system with 183 lipid molecules and 12752 SOL molecules,
then I did a simulation with this system for 1ns.
But when I check the final structure, I find the water molecules, at the
edge of the box, spread across the Z axis, but not insert into the lipid
molecules. It seems that the water molecules are all around the lipid
molecules in a cubic box. At the same time, I find the arrangement of the
lipid molecules are disordered, the lipid leaflets get closer, and become
crooked, not as straight as before. It looks like that the whole system is
compressed across the Z axis.
And what's weird to me is that if I don't extend the water, make the two
water layers as thick as before, just extend the dppc128 system to a dppc183
system, then doing simulation, there is no such phenomenon.
Is it because I've got too much water? Or is there something wrong with my
method? Here's my mdout.mdp file:
; VARIOUS PREPROCESSING OPTIONS
title = DPPC
; Preprocessor - specify a full path if necessary.
cpp = /lib/cpp
include =
define =
; RUN CONTROL PARAMETERS
integrator = md
; Start time and timestep in ps
tinit = 0
dt = 0.002
nsteps = 500000
; For exact run continuation or redoing part of a run
init_step = 0
; mode for center of mass motion removal
comm-mode = Linear
; number of steps for center of mass motion removal
nstcomm = 1
; group(s) for center of mass motion removal
comm-grps =
; LANGEVIN DYNAMICS OPTIONS
; Friction coefficient (amu/ps) and random seed
bd-fric = 0
ld-seed = 1993
; ENERGY MINIMIZATION OPTIONS
; Force tolerance and initial step-size
emtol = 10
emstep = 0.01
; Max number of iterations in relax_shells
niter = 20
; Step size (ps^2) for minimization of flexible constraints
fcstep = 0
; Frequency of steepest descents steps when doing CG
nstcgsteep = 1000
nbfgscorr = 10
; OUTPUT CONTROL OPTIONS
; Output frequency for coords (x), velocities (v) and forces (f)
nstxout = 2500
nstvout = 1000
nstfout = 0
; Checkpointing helps you continue after crashes
nstcheckpoint = 1000
; Output frequency for energies to log file and energy file
nstlog = 1000
nstenergy = 1000
; Output frequency and precision for xtc file
nstxtcout = 0
xtc-precision = 1000
; This selects the subset of atoms for the xtc file. You can
; select multiple groups. By default all atoms will be written.
xtc-grps =
; Selection of energy groups
energygrps = SOL DPPC
; NEIGHBORSEARCHING PARAMETERS
; nblist update frequency
nstlist = 10
; ns algorithm (simple or grid)
ns_type = grid
; Periodic boundary conditions: xyz (default), no (vacuum)
; or full (infinite systems only)
pbc = xyz
; nblist cut-off
rlist = 1.0
domain-decomposition = no
; OPTIONS FOR ELECTROSTATICS AND VDW
; Method for doing electrostatics
coulombtype = PME
rcoulomb-switch = 0
rcoulomb = 1.0
; Relative dielectric constant for the medium and the reaction field
epsilon_r = 1
epsilon_rf = 1
; Method for doing Van der Waals
vdw-type = Cut-off
; cut-off lengths
rvdw-switch = 0
rvdw = 1.0
; Apply long range dispersion corrections for Energy and Pressure
DispCorr = No
; Extension of the potential lookup tables beyond the cut-off
table-extension = 1
; Seperate tables between energy group pairs
energygrp_table =
; Spacing for the PME/PPPM FFT grid
fourierspacing = 0.12
; FFT grid size, when a value is 0 fourierspacing will be used
fourier_nx = 0
fourier_ny = 0
fourier_nz = 0
; EWALD/PME/PPPM parameters
pme_order = 4
ewald_rtol = 1e-05
ewald_geometry = 3d
epsilon_surface = 0
optimize_fft = yes
; GENERALIZED BORN ELECTROSTATICS
; Algorithm for calculating Born radii
gb_algorithm = Still
; Frequency of calculating the Born radii inside rlist
nstgbradii = 1
; Cutoff for Born radii calculation; the contribution from atoms
; between rlist and rgbradii is updated every nstlist steps
rgbradii = 2
; Salt concentration in M for Generalized Born models
gb_saltconc = 0
; IMPLICIT SOLVENT (for use with Generalized Born electrostatics)
implicit_solvent = No
; OPTIONS FOR WEAK COUPLING ALGORITHMS
; Temperature coupling
Tcoupl = berendsen
; Groups to couple separately
tc-grps = SOL DPPC
; Time constant (ps) and reference temperature (K)
tau_t = 0.1 0.1
ref_t = 300 300
; Pressure coupling
Pcoupl = berendsen
Pcoupltype = isotropic
; Time constant (ps), compressibility (1/bar) and reference P (bar)
tau_p = 1.0
compressibility = 4.5e-5
ref_p = 1.0
; Random seed for Andersen thermostat
andersen_seed = 815131
; OPTIONS FOR QMMM calculations
QMMM = no
; Groups treated Quantum Mechanically
QMMM-grps =
; QM method
QMmethod =
; QMMM scheme
QMMMscheme = normal
; QM basisset
QMbasis =
; QM charge
QMcharge =
; QM multiplicity
QMmult =
; Surface Hopping
SH =
; CAS space options
CASorbitals =
CASelectrons =
SAon =
SAoff =
SAsteps =
; Scale factor for MM charges
MMChargeScaleFactor = 1
; Optimization of QM subsystem
bOPT =
bTS =
; SIMULATED ANNEALING
; Type of annealing for each temperature group (no/single/periodic)
annealing =
; Number of time points to use for specifying annealing in each group
annealing_npoints =
; List of times at the annealing points for each group
annealing_time =
; Temp. at each annealing point, for each group.
annealing_temp =
; GENERATE VELOCITIES FOR STARTUP RUN
gen_vel = yes
gen_temp = 300.0
gen_seed = 173529
; OPTIONS FOR BONDS
constraints = all-bonds
; Type of constraint algorithm
constraint-algorithm = Lincs
; Do not constrain the start configuration
unconstrained-start = no
; Use successive overrelaxation to reduce the number of shake iterations
Shake-SOR = no
; Relative tolerance of shake
shake-tol = 1e-04
; Highest order in the expansion of the constraint coupling matrix
lincs-order = 4
; Number of iterations in the final step of LINCS. 1 is fine for
; normal simulations, but use 2 to conserve energy in NVE runs.
; For energy minimization with constraints it should be 4 to 8.
lincs-iter = 1
; Lincs will write a warning to the stderr if in one step a bond
; rotates over more degrees than
lincs-warnangle = 30
; Convert harmonic bonds to morse potentials
morse = no
; ENERGY GROUP EXCLUSIONS
; Pairs of energy groups for which all non-bonded interactions are excluded
energygrp_excl =
; NMR refinement stuff
; Distance restraints type: No, Simple or Ensemble
disre = No
; Force weighting of pairs in one distance restraint: Conservative or Equal
disre-weighting = Conservative
; Use sqrt of the time averaged times the instantaneous violation
disre-mixed = no
disre-fc = 1000
disre-tau = 0
; Output frequency for pair distances to energy file
nstdisreout = 100
; Orientation restraints: No or Yes
orire = no
; Orientation restraints force constant and tau for time averaging
orire-fc = 0
orire-tau = 0
orire-fitgrp =
; Output frequency for trace(SD) and S to energy file
nstorireout = 100
; Dihedral angle restraints: No, Simple or Ensemble
dihre = No
dihre-fc = 1000
dihre-tau = 0
; Output frequency for dihedral values to energy file
nstdihreout = 100
; Free energy control stuff
free-energy = no
init-lambda = 0
delta-lambda = 0
sc-alpha = 0
sc-power = 0
sc-sigma = 0.3
; Non-equilibrium MD stuff
acc-grps =
accelerate =
freezegrps =
freezedim =
cos-acceleration = 0
deform =
; Electric fields
; Format is number of terms (int) and for all terms an amplitude (real)
; and a phase angle (real)
E-x =
E-xt =
E-y =
E-yt =
E-z =
E-zt =
; User defined thingies
user1-grps =
user2-grps =
userint1 = 0
userint2 = 0
userint3 = 0
userint4 = 0
userreal1 = 0
userreal2 = 0
userreal3 = 0
userreal4 = 0
Any suggestion is appreciated!
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