The latest release of VMD
advances that help researchers prepare, analyze, and visualize
streamlines key simulation preparation and analysis tasks, and guides users
in the creation of reusable simulation workflows and protocols.
VMD now includes several advanced features for parallel analysis
and visualization of cellular-scale simulations, as
VMD 1.9.3 strengthens collaboration between experimental and computational
biologists by supporting a broader range of experimental density map
image formats, such as those used in cryo-electron tomography.
Many updated plugins are included in VMD 1.9.3, including tools for
analysis of free energy perturbation simulations
MDFF hybrid structure fitting
ffTK force field parameterization
normal mode analysis
VMD 1.9.3 adds support for new hardware and operating system
a variety of GPU-accelerated ARM SoCs
the Amazon AWS EC2 cloud
and most recently, the Intel Xeon Phi Knight's Landing many-core CPU (TACC Stampede 2, Argonne Theta).
The VMD 1.9.3 release adds stunning graphics produced using
interactive ray tracing using the latest multi-core CPUs and GPU accelerators,
enabling 360-degree panoramic movie rendering for VR headsets,
Interactive ray tracing makes the task of getting a molecular
image "just right" much easier than ever before; it also enables
rendering of spectacular movies for communication of scientific results.
A VR movie rendering tutorial
assists users with the steps required in rendering and encoding
VR movies for upload to YouTube for display using VR headsets such
as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, and GearVR.
More details about VMD 1.9.3 features can be found