akash.pandya.15 at ucl.ac.uk
Mon May 22 22:42:07 CEST 2017
Is there a chance that as my simulation box is quite small 2 angstroms and citrate is a charged anion, this could be a cause of my system blowing up?
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: 22 May 2017 13:26
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Subject: Re: [gmx-users] Minimisation
On 5/22/17 7:25 AM, Pandya, Akash wrote:
> What could be wrong with the topology could you please elaborate? I added glycine and citrate molecules to the simulation box randomly. Could it be the fact I added topology for glycine and citrate in the wrong way?
> This is how my topol.top file looks:
> ; Include Citrate Topology
> #include "Citrate.itp"
> #ifdef POSRES
> #include "Citrate_posre.itp"
> ; Include GLY Topology
> #include "GLY.itp"
> #ifdef POSRES
> #include "GLY_posre.itp"
> [ moleculetype ]
> ; Name nrexcl
> Protein_chain_H 3
A series of #include statements is not a useful diagnostic. You should start by inspecting your coordinates, particularly whatever atom 6640 is, and its surroundings. There may simply be a bad clash there that can be resolved easily. Otherwise, follow http://www.gromacs.org/Documentation/Terminology/Blowing_Up#Diagnosing_an_Unstable_System
Glycine should come from the force field itself and likely is not topologically problematic, but if you constructed your own citrate parameters, you should check their correctness, as well.
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> Subject: Re: [gmx-users] Minimisation
> On 5/22/17 6:47 AM, Pandya, Akash wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> During Minimisation I get the following output that the simulation ended prematurely.
>> Steepest Descents:
>> Tolerance (Fmax) = 1.00000e+03
>> Number of steps = 500000
>> Step= 0, Dmax= 1.0e-02 nm, Epot= 7.39413e+26 Fmax= inf, atom= 6640
>> Step= 14, Dmax= 1.2e-06 nm, Epot= 7.39413e+26 Fmax= inf, atom= 6640
>> Energy minimization has stopped, but the forces have not converged to
>> the requested precision Fmax < 1000 (which may not be possible for your system).
>> It stopped because the algorithm tried to make a new step whose size
>> was too small, or there was no change in the energy since last step.
>> Either way, we regard the minimization as converged to within the
>> available machine precision, given your starting configuration and EM parameters.
>> Double precision normally gives you higher accuracy, but this is
>> often not needed for preparing to run molecular dynamics.
>> You might need to increase your constraint accuracy, or turn off
>> constraints altogether (set constraints = none in mdp file)
>> How do I increase my constraint accuracy? Which file do I have to change?
> That's not your problem. You have infinite force, which means you have some catastrophic problem with either your coordinates or topology.
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