[gmx-users] Box dimensions in the gro file are not read by GROMACS
sajeewasp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 21:05:07 CEST 2017
Thank you for the prompt reply. I asked a second question correcting the
value of 23.0 nm. The distance value is 2.3 nm.
On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:57 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
> On 3/29/17 2:55 PM, Sajeewa Pemasinghe wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I have run an equilibration of two linear molecules in a water box with
>> dimensions 117A x 54A x 70A for 150 ns. I am using the equilibrated
>> structures (not the final structure) in the final nanoseconds as starting
>> structures for an umbrella sampling calculation. The problem is that as I
>> only have a checkpoint (cpt) file for the final structure I have to start
>> these umbrella sampling calculations without a cpt file. So my inputs to
>> grompp are just the .gro files. During the umbrella sampling I get the
>> following error
>> Distance between pull groups 1 and 2 (3.599998 nm) is larger than 0.49
>> times the box size (2.673675).
>> You might want to consider using "pull-geometry = direction-periodic"
>> Although gromacs says that the distance between the pull groups 1 and 2
>> 3.599998 nm, the actual distance in the snapshot is 23.0 nm. This was
>> confirmed by calculating in vmd as well.
>> The above error also says that the box size is 2.673675 nm. But at the
>> bottom of the input gro file it shows the dimensions as 11.68645
>> 5.34804 6.95245. So I cannot understand why it doesn't read those
> It is. Half of 5.34804 is the value being reported in the error. You
> also can't possibly have a distance of 23.0 nm if the longest box vector is
> half that value.
> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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