Re: [AMBER] Amber8 and RAMD

From: Vlad Cojocaru <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 10:54:15 +0100

Dear Xiaojiong,

The only way to use RAMD with AMBER is to compile AMBER8 with the RAMD
patch (available on Rebecca Wade's group homepage and on the AMBER home
The other option is to port the RAMD patch to newer versions of AMBER.
This might involve quite an amount of work. As I remember the
parallelization schemes have changed between AMBER8 and AMBER9 and that
was the reason it was difficult to port the RAMD patch.

Unless you want to port RAMD to newer AMBER versions, I would strongly
adise you to use the NAMD implementation.
AMBER8 is an old piece of software and it is likely you will have
problems compiling and running it on newer operating systems.

I don't see any reason why you cannot use NAMD for these simulations.


On 18.03.2012 09:59, xiaojiong wrote:
> Dears,
> I want to use the RAMD method implemented in Amber8.Can you give me some advice what can I do?I know that NAMD implement RAMD,but I want use Amber!Thanks!
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Dr. Vlad Cojocaru
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