Re: AMBER: why the drms from sander minimization is not consistent with that from nmode ntrun=1?

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 07:43:28 -0700

On Thu, May 11, 2006, Pan, Yongmei wrote:
> Here is one question on the structure minimization for nmode use. the drms
> from sander minimization with igb=1/2(GB) is about 1.0E-005, but it becomes
> 5 from nmode ntrun=1,

nmode doesn't know about generalized Born theory, so you hare using a
different force field in the two programs. You should not expect the
gradients or minima to be the same.

You could minimize in sander using an epsilon=4r model, then transfer things
to nmode. Or you could use NAB ( to get second
derivatives with a GB force field (at the expense of having to install and
learn a new program....)

...good luck....dac

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