[gmx-users] parinello-rahman coupling
tsjerkw at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 14:51:56 CEST 2007
Sorry for that. You used the word "maintained" from which I inferred
you were referring to the fluctuations (biased by the occurrence of
the question obviously). Under normal conditions the equilibration
shouldn't take that long. How far off is the mean? Do you still
observe a trend? Still note that you're dealing with enormous, both
positive and negative, pressures, from which you try to extract an
average value. Such an average will usually not be very exact because
of the numerical inaccuracies.
On 3/27/07, lorix <Loris.Moretti at pharm.unige.ch> wrote:
> Hi Tsjerk,
> Thanks for your prompt reply.
> I was asking about the average value of the property.
> I understood that large fluctuations are reasonable, but I was expecting
> that the mean value
> over 15 ns could be somehow as the set in the parameter file as happens
> with Berendsen pressure coupling.
> I checked the archives and I did not find much about the mean value.
> best regards,
> Tsjerk Wassenaar wrote:
> > Hi Loris,
> > Enjoying the nice weather here, I'll just give a gentle reiteration of
> > previous remarks. What you observe is caused by the fact that you only
> > have a very small system from which you try to extract a macroscopic
> > property (i.e. defined only for large systems). The large fluctuations
> > are normal. It would be a good idea to read some general texts about
> > statistical mechanics and molecular dynamics and before posting a
> > question to the user list, it would also be good to browse through the
> > archives of this list, to see if the question you're about to ask has
> > already been answered (and trust me, this one has been, many times).
> > Good luck with your simulations,
> > Tsjerk
> > On 3/27/07, lorix <Loris.Moretti at pharm.unige.ch> wrote:
> >> Dear gmx-users,
> >> I am a new one...
> >> coming to the point...I am simulating in parallel different
> >> configurations and settings of a protein
> >> around 300 residues large plus approximately 12000 water molecules.
> >> I am simulating NPT with berendsen for P and T to equilibrate over 100
> >> ps and then the simulation
> >> for several ns (5-20) with nose-hoover for T and parinello-rahman for P.
> >> But in the last step I cannot find a value for tau_p to maintained and
> >> average of 1 bar.
> >> Reducing the tau_p value (0.06, 0.05 and 0.01) I get many messages in
> >> the log file like:
> >> Grid: 11 x 10 x 9 cells
> >> Grid: 11 x 11 x 9 cells
> >> and then the simulation stops randomly without any messages besides the
> >> lam-mpi ones.
> >> does anyone have ideas?
> >> thanks
> >> loris...
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Tsjerk A. Wassenaar, Ph.D.
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Biomolecular NMR, Bijvoet Center
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