RE: AMBER: SHAKE probelm

From: Huang, Hai <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:56:54 -0600

Hi, Ross,

Thank you for your helpful suggestions, I run 1,000 frames as you adviced and viewed the result with VMD. It seems that the system is unstable, so which reason may cause the unstability? Actually, before running MD, I have carried out a short time minimization. BTW, I checked my starting structure again, I didn't find any atoms too close.


-----Original Message-----
From: on behalf of Ross Walker
Sent: Fri 11/19/2004 11:35 AM
Subject: RE: AMBER: SHAKE probelm
Your system is probably unstable. With shake off have you looked carefully
at the structure over time (mdcrd)? What about the energies and the
Try running 1,000 frames or so with ntwx set to 1. Then visualise it in
something like VMD, the problem should be obvious, you either have two atoms
close together or your system is unstable. I trust you have carried out
extensive minimisation on your system before starting MD.
All the best


From: [] On Behalf Of
Huang, Hai
Sent: 19 November 2004 08:25
Subject: AMBER: SHAKE probelm

Hi, all,

I am a new user of AMBER. I generated a crosslink of oligonucleotide and
peptide with amber7. I try to simulate its structrure with molecular
dynamics, it works well with SHAKE off (ntc=1, ntf=1), however, when SHAKE
is turned on (ntc=2, ntf=2), the running crashs rapidly and error message
     Coordinate resetting (SHAKE) cannot be accomplished,
     deviation is too large
     NITER, NIT, LL, I and J are : 0 11 7 12 13

     Note: This is usually a symptom of some deeper
     problem with the energetics of the system.

I have carefully checked the structure. LEAP doesn't report any error or
warning. Does anyone have any idea about this problem? Thank you.

Hai Huang

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