From: Salvatore Mario Cosseddu (
Date: Thu Feb 16 2012 - 11:23:15 CST

Dear all,

using the command source I run the command in the script within the
actual tcl instance (Is it the right terminology?), freezing everything
until the calculation is finished.

I'd like to create children instances, similar to what happens when
running a bash script or a tcl script from bash.
The problem would be easily solved in tcl (calling a new tclsh session)
but I don't know how to do it in VMD.
This would be very useful to use all my cores with my scripts.

May you suggest any solution?


Salvatore Cosseddu
PhD student
Centre for Scientific Computing and School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom