Re: AMBER: Coordinate resetting (SHAKE) cannot be accomplished

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 18:25:26 -0700

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003, Anton B. Guliaev wrote:
> I am facing an old problem with MD -- each time I tried to restart my
> simulation after minimization or initial structure the system crashes with
> the message:
> Coordinate resetting (SHAKE) cannot be accomplished,
> deviation is too large
> NITER, NIT, LL, I and J are : 0 8 87 243 244

Are you routinely running a 10-step minimization (without shake), printing the
energy every step? Are the vdW (and other) energies reasonable? Same
question with 100 step minimization. Does the potential energy at the first
step of MD match the last step you got from minimization?

These are the sorts of questions you should be asking. It's often good to
use the "checkoverlap" command of ptraj to find problems (esp. with a periodic
simulation) for models that may still "look pretty decent", as you report.

...good luck...dac

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