jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu May 31 19:28:11 CEST 2018
On 5/31/18 1:26 PM, Amin Rouy wrote:
> Thanks Justin.
> I find in some literature that RMSD is not a good parameter to specify
> equilibrium from it. (e.g.
> So what is the best parameter I should rely on to find the dynamic
Ultimately you have to show that whatever structural properties you are
interested in are not still changing over time.
> On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 7:23 PM, Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On 5/31/18 1:18 PM, Amin Rouy wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> The results of simulation show all quantities are at equilibrium, like
>>> energies, temperature, density, etc. But RMSD is increasing all the time
>>> and not reaching an equilibrium.
>>> Does it mean should I wait longer?
>> Thermodynamic properties converge quickly. Dynamic properties do not
>> necessarily. Temperature converges within a few ps, but a protein's
>> dynamics may take thousands or millions of times longer to converge. Don't
>> rely solely on RMSD to make this assessment; it is a degenerate metric.
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