[gmx-users] Non-integer charges when using scaled-topology files for REST2 simulation.
David van der Spoel
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Tue Oct 7 12:15:22 CEST 2014
On 2014-10-07 11:34, Scott Dean wrote:
> I recently asked a similar question in a different forum and was led to
> this paper: Heyes, D. M. (1981). Electrostatic potentials and fields in
> infinite point charge lattices. *The Journal of Chemical Physics*, *74*(3),
> But I'm afraid I didn't finish reading/understanding it. Maybe now I will.
Using a compensating background charge is non-physical and can lead to
artifacts. I personally would suggest to reject papers using it.
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 5:10 AM, Abhi Acharya <abhi117acharya at gmail.com>
>> Thank you for replying.
>> I have also come across a note on this issue in the following link:
>> It says that Gromacs takes care of this by adding a compensating
>> background, though I am not sure how exactly is this compensation achieved.
>> Any ideas?
>> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM, Scott Dean <scottnathandean at gmail.com>
>>> Hey Abhi,
>>> I've gotten REST2 simulations working well in gromacs. So far, only the
>>> -maxwarn flag has been needed... Not that ignoring the issue is the best
>>> way of doing things, but the trajectories appear to be correct and
>>> replicating the TrpCage example from the Wang et al., 2011 paper has been
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