[gmx-users] About cutt-off scheme ..
ramadavidgroup at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 15:33:59 CEST 2012
Hi Gromacs friends,
Thank you justin for your explaination ..
It is, however, common to compromise
in this respect, and make the solvent layer somewhat smaller in order to
reduce the computational
cost. For efficiency reasons the cut-off with triclinic boxes is more
restricted. For grid search the
extra restriction is weak:
Rc < min(ax; by; cz) (3.5)
For simple search the extra restriction is stronger:
Rc <1/2min(ax; by; cz) (3.6)
So from manual and your answer , should I conclude that -d 1.0 nm distance
is sufficient ???
if I using command genbox ..... -ci -nmol ... , the molecule are going to
put randomly ..
In that case how to maintain -d .. ???
I am in these confusion because of following reason .....
I am try to put max molecule to study there interaction ...
I run simulation of 4 same molecule keep apart in box
of 4 4 4 dimension ..( 71 atom in one molecule = 71 * 4 = total atom are
force field = gromacs96 53a6
COM (center of mass) information of molecules
system size : 1.255 1.577 1.883
box vectors : 4.000 4.000 4.000 (nm)
mol1 : 2.057 0.844 0.744
mol 2 : 2.057 0.844 3.141
mol 3 : 2.057 3.244 0.744
mol 4 : 2.057 3.244 3.141
(Four molecule are kept at the four corner of square
of each side 2.4 nm
four molecule are catenated in same pdb )
my md.mdp input is like the ..
ns_type = grid ; search neighboring grid cells
nstlist = 5 ; 10 fs
rlist = 1.0 ; short-range neighborlist cutoff (in nm)
rcoulomb = 1.0 ; short-range electrostatic cutoff (in nm)
rvdw = 1.0 ; short-range van der Waals cutoff (in nm)
coulombtype = PME ; Particle Mesh Ewald for long-range
pme_order = 4 ; cubic interpolation
fourierspacing = 0.16 ; grid spacing for FFT
With command g_mindist -pi
, select option - 1 (Protein )
In the index file protein contain information on protein ...
I got the following result..
The shortest periodic distance is 0.141718 (nm) at time 7692 (ps),
between atoms 26 and 111
Is the simulation is behaving abnormal(I.e simulation is wrong ) or I
have to select the option system on prompting ??? I am very new to these
so all suggestion are appreciable ...
On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM, Justin A. Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> rama david wrote:
>> Hi Gromacs users ,
>> as per the link given on gromacs website...
>> Introduction to Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Analysis <
>> - Tutorial for performing and analyzing simulations of proteins. Includes
>> examples of many of the gromacs analysis tools and addresses a number of
>> issues that are commonly raised on the GROMACS user list. This tutorial
>> uses GROMACS version 3.3.1 (Tsjerk A. Wassenaar).
>> editconf -f protein-EM-vacuum.pdb -o protein-PBC.gro -bt dodecahedron -d
>> mdp file parameter are as follow ,
>> coulombtype = Reaction-Field
>> rcoulomb = 1.4
>> epsilon_rf = 78
>> epsilon_r = 1
>> vdw-type = Cut-off
>> rvdw = 1.4
>> so my query is ..
>> As mention in manual ...
>> (Page no 14 manual 4.5.4 I am using the Gromacs 4.5.4 )
>> *This means that the length of each box vector must exceed the length of
>> the macromolecule in the
>> direction of that edge plus two times the cut-off radius Rc *.
> Read the next sentence in the manual.
> /In the tutorial -d 1.0 is less than 1.4 ./..
>> I noticed that manual version and tutorial gromacs version are
>> different ...
>> But it raise a lot of confusion for new users like me..
>> 1. Is the -d .. should be equal or more than cutt off ???
>> Is the -d .. should be equal or more than cutt-off??
> The basic point is that in all simulations you have to avoid the same
> molecule "seeing" itself across a periodic boundary. So in reality, you
> need a periodic distance (which is equivalent to the value set with -d,
> times 2) that exceeds the longest cutoff. Assuming the unit cell does not
> undergo massive shrinking, this value is generally pretty stable in an
> aqueous environment. Setting -d 1.0 is common because it creates a 2.0-nm
> distance between a centered solute, which exceeds your cutoff and is
> sufficient to avoid the influence of water ordering, as discussed recently:
> Justin A. Lemkul
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