Re: AMBER: Is the MD simulation normal

From: Bill Ross <>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 20:41:42 -0700 (PDT)

> Could you please tell me why picking prime number is important? Thanks!

I have read that random number generators do better when seeded
with primes. The manual states, "The generator works most effectively
when the seed is large and an odd or a prime number (e.g. 71277,
the default)." I don't know how significant the difference between
sequences may be, but picking a prime can't hurt.

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