Re: FATAL ERROR: Due to a design error, GlobalMasterServer does not support individual atom requests from multiple global force clients on parallel runs.

From: Jérôme Hénin (
Date: Mon Sep 06 2010 - 10:14:25 CDT


First, for TMD, you probably need the restraint force, so you should
request outputAppliedForce, not outputSystemForce.

> (1) Do the "centers" and "targets" keywords mean the initial and final RMSD
> of the system? I feel confused by reading the related part of the
> user-manual.

They are the initial and final values of the center of the restraint
potential. If all goes well, the RMSD should follow.

> (2) I want to define 4 (segments) * 236 (per segment) = 944 atoms in the
> input. However, only 237 atoms are defined according to the output
> file. Someone else used a similar way to define atoms within different
> segments
> ( What
> is  wrong with my syntax?

Not sure. What version of NAMD are you using? I wonder if this could
be an old bug that is now fixed.


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