[gmx-users] REMD As A Function of Distance Between 2 Chains

Marcus Kubitzki mkubitz at gwdg.de
Tue Nov 13 08:55:48 CET 2007

Hi Huey Ling,

have a look at Y.Sugita et al. J Chem Phys 113, 6042-6051 (2000) for
details on Hamiltonian REMD, especially the correct exchange criterion.
In their paper, they discuss in detail what you want to do, namely
Replica Exchange Umbrella Sampling.


Huey Ling Tan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is it feasible to do parallel tempering (replica exchange) as a function 
> of distance with umbrella sampling applied?
> I can do REMD for a system containing 2 peptide chains as a function as 
> temperatures, where I grompp each of the systems at different 
> temperatures, and then gather the fullmd.tpr files in one folder with 
> the script I want for full md run.
> But what if I want to do REMD as a function of distances (for example at 
> 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0 nm between the chains, defined in the pull.ppa file), 
> at a fixed temperature, with umbrella sampling applied? If this can be 
> done, how should I write the script for the full md run so that each of 
> the pull.ppa files can recognise the system that it suppose to pull?
> If anyone know how this can be done?
> Many thanks.
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Huey Ling
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