[gmx-users] NPT equilibration in KALP15-DPPC
jalemkul at vt.edu
Sun Aug 26 14:59:21 CEST 2012
On 8/26/12 8:54 AM, Shima Arasteh wrote:
> For NPT equilibration of KALP15 in DPPC following the Justin's tutorial, when
> I run the grompp command, I get 4 notes. Is it necessary to pay attention to
> the notes ? Are they notable?
Notes are generally notable, yes ;) Never ignore anything grompp tells you,
that's my rule of thumb. Some messages are less critical than others. The ones
shown here are quite important.
These warnings cannot possibly be produced by the .mdp file in the tutorial, and
they suggest that you are not doing NPT under any sort of stable conditions.
You're using plain cutoffs, no constraints, and attempting to produce NVE, which
will surely fail.
> NOTE 1 [file npt.mdp]: You are using a cut-off for VdW interactions with NVE,
> for good energy conservation use vdwtype = Shift (possibly with DispCorr)
> NOTE 2 [file npt.mdp]: You are using a cut-off for electrostatics with NVE,
> for good energy conservation use coulombtype = PME-Switch or
> Generated 837 of the 2346 non-bonded parameter combinations Excluding 3
> bonded neighbours molecule type 'Protein' Excluding 3 bonded neighbours
> molecule type 'DPPC' Excluding 2 bonded neighbours molecule type 'SOL'
> Excluding 1 bonded neighbours molecule type 'CL'
> NOTE 3 [file topol.top, line 929]: The bond in molecule-type Protein between
> atoms 4 N and 5 H has an estimated oscillational period of 1.0e-02 ps, which
> is less than 10 times the time step of 1.0e-03 ps. Maybe you forgot to change
> the constraints mdp option.
> Number of degrees of freedom in T-Coupling group rest is 33897.00
> NOTE 4 [file npt.mdp]: You are using a plain Coulomb cut-off, which might
> produce artifacts. You might want to consider using PME electrostatics.
> Reading Coordinates, Velocities and Box size from old trajectory Will read
> whole trajectory Last frame -1 time 100.000 Using frame at t = 100
> ps Starting time for run is 0 ps Largest charge group radii for Van der
> Waals: 0.239, 0.234 nm Largest charge group radii for Coulomb: 0.239,
> 0.234 nm This run will generate roughly 1 Mb of data
> There were 4 notes
> Thanks for your suggestions in advance.
> Sincerely, Shima
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
jalemkul[at]vt.edu | (540) 231-9080
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