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Compiling NAMD

We provide complete and optimized binaries for all common platforms to which NAMD has been ported. It should not be necessary for you to compile NAMD unless you wish to add or modify features or to improve performance by using an MPI library that takes advantage of special networking hardware.

Directions for compiling NAMD are contained in the release notes, which are available from the NAMD web site are included in all distributions.