[gmx-users] segmentation fault during energy minimization
jalemkul at vt.edu
Fri Nov 28 19:29:38 CET 2014
On 11/28/14 1:21 PM, soumadwip ghosh wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am stuck with the energy minimization of a 15 residue DNA
> single strand and every time I proceed for energy minimization, there
> isalways a segmentation fault. I am attaching the .mdp file and the error
> it is showing. Any kind of help regarding this problem will be highly
> ;minim.mdp - used as input into grompp to generate em.tpr
> integrator = steep ; Algorithm (steep = steepest descent
> emtol = 10000.0 ; Stop minimization when the maximum force
> < 1000.0 kJ/mol/nm
> emstep = 0.01 ; Energy step size
> nsteps = 50000 ; Maximum number of (minimization) steps to
> nstlist = 1 ; Frequency to update the neighbor list and
> long range forces
> ns_type = grid ; Method to determine neighbor list
> (simple, grid)
> rlist = 1.0 ; Cut-off for making neighbor list (short
> range forces)
> coulombtype = PME ; Treatment of long range electrostatic
> rcoulomb = 1.0 ; Short-range electrostatic cut-off
> rvdw = 1.0 ; Short-range Van der Waals cut-off
> pbc = xyz ; Periodic Boundary Conditions (yes/no)
> And the fault it exhibits is something like this-
> Steepest Descents:
> Tolerance (Fmax) = 1.00000e+04
> Number of steps = 50000
> Energy minimization has stopped, but the forces have not converged to the
> requested precision Fmax < 10000 (which may not be possible for your
> It stopped because the algorithm tried to make a new step whose size was too
> small, or there was no change in the energy since last step. Either way, we
> regard the minimization as converged to within the available machine
> precision, given your starting configuration and EM parameters.
> Double precision normally gives you higher accuracy, but this is often not
> needed for preparing to run molecular dynamics.
> You might need to increase your constraint accuracy, or turn
> off constraints altogether (set constraints = none in mdp file)
> writing lowest energy coordinates.
> Steepest Descents converged to machine precision in 15 steps,
> but did not reach the requested Fmax < 10000.
> Potential Energy = 5.5140400e+30
> Maximum force = inf on atom 50
> Norm of force = inf
> [pople:13142] *** Process received signal ***
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Something is catastrophically wrong with the input structure.
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
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University of Maryland, Baltimore
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