From: JC Gumbart (
Date: Fri Sep 19 2008 - 13:50:27 CDT

Is there any particular reason you want to run an interactive
simulation (it's hard to tell from what you wrote)? If not, there is
NAMD for Windows:

On Sep 19, 2008, at 10:44 AM, Mamta Mohan wrote:

> Dear VMD Team,
> I have dual-core processor running windows. I want to use both
> processor for simulation but after reading AutoIMD document it
> seems that I cannot do that. I am listing the text below.
> AutoIMD Requirements
> To get started using AutoIMD with your system, you will need the
> following:
> A computer running UNIX, with VMD (version 1.8.1 or later)
> installed. Computers running Windows are not currently supported.
> An installed copy of NAMD, either on the local machine or on a
> cluster. If you wish to run your simulations on a local cluster,
> you need to perform some additional steps which are detailed later,
> in section 4.
> If you wish to use a haptic device, you must also set up VMD
> accordingly (see the VMD documentation).
> Any kind of coordinate file (PDB, DCD, etc.) as well as a PSF file
> describing your system.
> A CHARMM parameter file for your simulation.
> My question is to submit simulation (It is 1ns, so it runs for a
> while) on my desktop to use both processors for faster processing,
> is there any other way or AutoIMD is the only way.
> If you could clarify that for me I would appreciate your help.
> Thank you.
> Mamta Mohan