Re: vmd-l: About PLUMED with NAMD VMD

From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Feb 27 2013 - 10:10:48 CST

  The PLUMED plugin in VMD was contributed by Toni Giorgino

Toni is probably the best person to ask about PLUMED integration with NAMD,
due to extensive experience with PLUMED itself. I don't know whether anyone
here has used PLUMED.

  John Stone

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 09:16:28AM +0100, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Hello:
> I came across unanswered questions that I summarize here. I assume to
> have missed answers.
> As a PLUMED plugin is now available with VMD:
> ---Can PLUMED be run with namd 2.9? What about CUDA version?
> --Many publications using PLUMED are available in PLUMED web, dealing
> with various aspects, such as protein-protein interaction or
> conformational search, carried out with PLUMED implemented into
> various software. Is any collections of publications available by
> merely using colvars implemented in NAMD?
> --Is any advantage provided by PLUMED with respect to the methods
> implemented in NAMD?
> --Is PLUMED capable to deal with free energy?
> Thanks
> francesco pietra

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