[gmx-users] gmx 4.6.6: rvdw == rcoulomb for Verlet lists

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Aug 7 03:29:04 CEST 2014

On 8/6/14, 3:56 PM, David Dotson wrote:
> Good afternoon!
> When using the Verlet lists cut-off scheme, grompp will throw an error if the
> values for both *rcoulomb* and *rvdw* are not the same. However, when performing
> md with *mdrun* and *-tunepme yes*, the coulomb cutoff will be adjusted along
> with the pme grid to improve performance.
> If the coulomb cutoff must equal that used for vdw, is this also adjusted during
> the tuning? I ask because we are performing simulations with CHARMM36 lipids,
> and these have been shown to be sensitive to vdw cutoffs.

rvdw is not adjusted, just rcoulomb.  The requirement for rcoulomb = rvdw is for 
grompp processing.  It works the same way as rlist; it gets tuned during the run 
with the Verlet scheme.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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