[gmx-users] Tricky implementation of REST in GROMACS 4.6.5

Szilárd Páll pall.szilard at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 15:34:13 CET 2014

FYI: Last time I tried the HREX using the PLUMD2 patch (this was about
a year ago), I did not need to did any kind of temperature tricks at

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:44 PM, Carlo Martinotti
<carlo.martinotti at studenti.unimi.it> wrote:
> I'm trying to run a hamiltonian REMD simulation at constant temperature, but i have problems installing plumed with hrex as suggested by Bussi ( https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/plumed-users/ROngJ1UyfHI/-nlna83yTy0J ).
> The thing that i was thinking so is to prepare one topology for every replica with pertrurbed values of bonds, lenght, dihedral, charges etc, then make individual tpr files and then run the simulation with multidir and replex.
> The problem is that if i keep the temperature 300K for every replica, gromacs tells me that there is nothing to exchange and the simulation dies.
> So i was wondering, as gromacs needs different temperatures for starting the simulations, is it acceptable to "trick him" introducing for every replica a slightly different temperature (i have to run 32 replicas, i was thinking to run the first replica with unperturbed hamiltonian at 300K and then increment by 0.1 K every replica) ? Would this perturbation affect the exchange probability of 2 replicas significantly?
> Thank you in advance for your time!
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