[gmx-users] QM calculation

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Mar 31 01:13:27 CEST 2016

On 3/30/16 2:17 AM, mohammad r wrote:
> Hi gromacs users,
> I want to do QMcalculation to my system. Can the PRODRG sitedo it (according
> to gromacs tutorial)? Or I should do it by using gromacsitself? By the way

QM calculations are not reliant on MM topologies, like those from PRODRG (which 
are poor quality anyway) or any force field terms.

GROMACS does not do QM directly, though there are interfaces to popular QM codes 
for doing QM/MM.  For strict QM, abandon GROMACS and use the appropriate software.

> I’ve generated the initial coordinate and topology files inamber tools then
> convert it to gromacs format by using parmed (because theforce field which I
> want is not included in gromacs).

Again, for a pure QM calculation, there is no need for any MM programs or force 



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