[gmx-users] Large Molecule Stability

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Sun Sep 11 19:24:22 CEST 2016

On 9/11/16 1:19 PM, Evan Lowry wrote:
> Dear Gromacs Users,
> I am working with a very large molecule that has 580 atoms and am trying to
> conduct NVT simulations. Unfortunately, GROMACS is highly unstable with
> this molecule and keeps crashing even with LINCS and a time step of 0.1 fs.
> I have checked and rechecked the structure but keep getting the following
> warning:
> WARNING: nonbonded interaction between particles... is larger than the
> table limit...
> Is this due to the size of the molecule (+3nm long) or charge groups? I am
> out of simulation options to change and was hoping someone may have some
> suggestions for increasing the stability of the simulation.

What is this molecule and how did you generate its topology?  Size is not an 
issue (580 atoms is not large at all) and we can't comment about charge groups 
without knowing more about what you're doing.  Charge groups are sort of an 
antiquated notion, anyway.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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