From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 - 10:35:25 CST

  We've had both programs working on ARM platforms for a few years, but
I think that you'll need to grab the latest version of NAMD and Charm++
to be successful. I seem to remember we had to use a particular (new)
version of Charm++ in order for ARMv8 to run properly when it was
tested last fall. What ARM hardware are you actually planning to run on?
It's not clear from your email what the hardware target is, nor what
your development toolchain looks like. Its possible that although we've
had success running VMD and NAMD on mainstream Linux releases supporting
ARMv8, that may not have much impact if you're running an unusual software
stack on your platform.

  John Stone

On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 12:20:58AM -0500, Joey Gehring wrote:
> Is NAMD 2.13 compatible with armv8 architecture as well or is it just
> version 2.12? I have failed yet again during my compilation. ???? I apologize
> for all of my questions. I have just yet to compile NAMD and VMD from
> source and it looks like not many others have for ARM devices so I am just
> a bit lost. Thanks in advance for your guidance.
> Best regards,
> Joey
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 4:11 PM Joey Gehring <>
> wrote:
> > I will send an email with the errors tonight after I try to compile again

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