Re: [AMBER] Sirius executable not available anymore?

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:09:49 -0700

Hi Felix,

Unfortunately this is a function of the stop start way in which academic
funding works. Sirius was actually really cool for visualization and had
some unique and useful features for MD. Unfortunately the grant funding
it's development (which prohibited it being sold to fund it's continued
development) came to an end, the postdoc working on it moved to industry
and the PI ended up moving on after other funding dried up. The net result
is that the code unfortunately gets abandoned, which very quickly leads to
bitrot and it doesn't work with the latest hardware or operating system
anymore and thus as useful as it was it unfortunately dies.

You can try here:

The links to the updates appear to work - but I'd be surprised if the
download registration form works. You could also try emailing the original
author Sasha Buzko and see if he can send you a copy. Best bet is probably
to try him through linkedin:

Hope that helps.

All the best

On 6/24/14, 4:19 AM, "Felix Terwesten"
<> wrote:

>Dear all,
>I've just read the amber tutorial explaining how to use Sirius and
>couldn't find the executables anywhere. The homepage (
>and as well.) seems to be offline and a link
>I found ( pointed to a
>different tool called sirius 8.1 by PRS. Could anyone provide me with a
>working executable for win/linux or does anyone know what happened in
>this case?
>Thanks a lot,
>Felix Terwesten
>Philipps-Universität Marburg
>Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie
>Marbacher Weg 6
>D-35032 Marburg
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