Re: TIP4P water in AMBER parm7 format fails with 2010-06-07 nightly build

From: Hugh Heldenbrand (helde010_at_umn.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 11 2010 - 15:55:24 CDT

Hello Peter and listserv-

I think I may have found a quick solution to this problem, from the
AMBER file format side rather than the NAMD side.

By default, leap (the AMBER parameter/coordinate generating utility),
does not include H-O-H angle terms for water molecules in the parm7 file.

You can force these terms to be added to the parm7 file using the command:

set default FlexibleWater on

before you add the solvent and save the parameter file. If all of these
angle terms are written to the parm7 file, namd seems to be able to read
the file correctly.

At least I am getting a few steps of dynamics when I do it that way
instead of bombing with an error message. That is as far as I have tested.

Thanks,
Hugh

Peter Freddolino wrote:
> Hi Hugh,
> My guess is that there's a difference between the way amber sets up the
> waters and the way namd expects them, in terms of atom naming or order.
> If you send me your (compressed) pdb and parm7 files I may be able to
> find a quick fix.
> Best,
> Peter
>
> On 06/08/2010 11:30 AM, Hugh Heldenbrand wrote:
>
>> Hello-
>>
>> I am a new user of namd. I compiled the 2010-06-07 nightly build for
>> the first time yesterday. I compiled (on an amd64 system) charm-6.1.3
>> using the intel compiler version 11.1 and ompi version 1.4.1. I
>> compiled namd using the same intel compiler. I successfully ran the
>> apoa1 test.
>>
>> Now I am trying to run a simulation of a system that I have set up
>> using AMBER's parmeter/coordinate generating utilities with namd. I
>> am using the TIP4PEW water model. namd bombs with the following error
>> message:
>>
>> Info: PLACING ATOMS IN PATCHES BY HYDROGEN GROUPS
>> Info: RIGID BONDS TO HYDROGEN : WATER
>> Info: ERROR TOLERANCE : 0.0005
>> Info: MAX ITERATIONS : 100
>> Info: RIGID WATER USING SETTLE ALGORITHM
>> Info: RANDOM NUMBER SEED 1276007367
>> Info: USE HYDROGEN BONDS? NO
>> Info: Using AMBER format force field!
>> Info: AMBER PARM FILE ./namd_data/2OUE.parm7
>> Info: COORDINATE PDB ./namd_data/2OUE_eq81.pdb
>> Info: Exclusions will be read from PARM file!
>> Info: SCNB (VDW SCALING) 2
>> Info: USING ARITHMETIC MEAN TO COMBINE L-J SIGMA PARAMETERS
>> Reading parm file (./namd_data/2OUE.parm7) ...
>> PARM file in AMBER 7 format
>> Warning: Encounter 10-12 H-bond term
>> Warning: CORRECTION OF ZERO MASS ATOMS TURNED OFF BECAUSE LONE PAIRS
>> ARE USED
>> Warning: Found 11254 H-H bonds.
>> FATAL ERROR: Failed to find water bond lengths
>>
>> [0] Stack Traceback:
>> [0] _Z8namd_diePKc+0x72 [0x4d8922]
>> [1] _ZN8Molecule17build_atom_statusEv+0x28de [0x90175e]
>> [2] _ZN8Molecule9read_parmEP4parm+0x1ab7 [0x8fed67]
>> [3] _ZN8MoleculeC1EP13SimParametersP10ParametersP4parm+0x22a [0x8fd18a]
>> [4] _ZN9namdState14configListInitEP10ConfigList+0xf32 [0x918d12]
>> [5] _ZN9ScriptTcl12Tcl_minimizeEPvP10Tcl_InterpiPPc+0x40b [0x98a04b]
>> [6] TclInvokeStringCommand+0x91 [0xb45078]
>> [7] /home/bc2/heldenbr/namd/namd_CVS_Source/Linux-x86_64-icc/namd2
>> [0xb7aec8]
>> [8] Tcl_EvalEx+0x176 [0xb7b50b]
>> [9] Tcl_EvalFile+0x134 [0xb72f14]
>> [10] _ZN9ScriptTcl3runEPc+0x13 [0x988a03]
>> [11] main+0x26a [0x4dd2fa]
>> [12] __libc_start_main+0xea [0x2a964ebaaa]
>> [13] _ZStlsISt11char_traitsIcEERSt13basic_ostreamIcT_ES5_c+0x3a
>> [0x4d822a]
>>
>> I am not sure what to include from my input file. Some relevant
>> options that I am using might be:
>>
>> waterModel tip4
>> rigidBonds water
>> amber on
>> useGroupPressure yes
>>
>> If necessary, I can try to put my input files in their entirety
>> online. I should note that in addition to the problem reading my
>> water model, I don't think that the warning about encountering a 10-12
>> term is correct, the forcefield that I am using does not include those
>> terms (maybe it encountered one that was 0?)
>>
>> Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
>>
>> -Hugh Heldenbrand
>> Dept. of Chemistry,
>> U of MN
>>
>
>

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