Re: vmd-l: breaking the DCD file

From: snoze pa (
Date: Sun Apr 16 2006 - 17:08:31 CDT

 to avoid this situation try write output in every 1000 steps. this will
reduce your dcd file size.

On 4/16/06, Rima Chaudhuri <> wrote:
> Hello!
> I have a 3GB DCD file at this moment, the frames were written at every 100
> steps, the simulation is still running and is only 40% complete (of total
> 1ns). As of now it has some 4000+ frames. The huge DCD file cannot be
> uploaded in VMD, it reaches its memory limit and crashes. Is there a way I
> can break the DCD file into sub-parts and then upload it? or if there is any
> way around this problem?? Any help would be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> -Rima.
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