[gmx-users] Barostat Selection
Parker de Waal
Parker.deWaal at vai.org
Wed Sep 30 03:06:52 CEST 2015
Thank you for the prompt response Justin.
I was unaware that the relaxation time had no effect on simulation performance. Would you expect a difference between tau_p = 1.0 and 5.0 for production runs using Parrinello-Rahman?
From: gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se [mailto:gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se] On Behalf Of Justin Lemkul
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:00 PM
To: gmx-users at gromacs.org
Subject: Re: [gmx-users] Barostat Selection
On 9/29/15 8:57 PM, Parker de Waal wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I recently got into an interesting discussion regarding barostat selection for NPT equilibration and later NPT production runs and was wondering what the community thought on this issue.
> Specifically, for the initial NPT equilibrium, would it be acceptable
> to use the berendsen barostat (tau_p = 1.0 ) and then later switch to
> the Parrinello-Rahman barostat (tau_p = 5) for production, or would it
> be best to stick with berendsen (keep tau_p = 1.0 or increase to 5.0
> to increase ns/day?)
Barostat relaxation time should have no effect on performance. The Berendsen weak coupling algorithms do not produce correct distributions and they should not be used for production simulations. The algorithm is good for equilibration, but shouldn't be used for much else.
Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
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