GROMACS

Introduction

GROMACS is a versatile package to perform molecular dynamics, i.e. simulate the Newtonian equations of motion for systems with hundreds to millions of particles.

It is primarily designed for biochemical molecules like proteins, lipids and nucleic acids that have a lot of complicated bonded interactions, but since GROMACS is extremely fast at calculating the nonbonded interactions (that usually dominate simulations) many groups are also using it for research on non-biological systems, e.g. polymers.

GROMACS supports all the usual algorithms you expect from a modern molecular dynamics implementation, (check the online reference or manual for details), but there are also quite a few features that make it stand out from the competition.

GROMACS provides extremely high performance compared to all other programs. A lot of algorithmic optimizations have been introduced in the code; we have for instance extracted the calculation of the virial from the innermost loops over pairwise interactions, and we use our own software routines to calculate the inverse square root. In GROMACS 4.6 and up, on almost all common computing platforms, the innermost loops are written in C using intrinsic functions that the compiler transforms to SIMD machine instructions, to utilize the available instruction-level parallelism. These kernels are available in either single and double precision, and in support all the different kinds of SIMD support found in x86-family (and other) processors.

Web Page

Official web site

Versions

5.1.4

Flavours

1

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local
Build Details

Compiled with:

No explicit optimisations.

Usage
module load gromacs/5.1.4/1
Example Job Scripts

To be added.

Status

This version does not work.

4

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local
Build Details

Compiled with:

Usage
module load gromacs/5.1.4/4
Example Job Scripts

To be added.

Status

Tested (self-tests).

6

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local-development
Build Details

Compiled with:

Usage
module load gromacs/5.1.4/6
Example Job Scripts

To be added.

Status

Tested (self-tests).

7

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local-development
Build Details

Compiled with:

Usage
module load gromacs/5.1.4/7
Example Job Scripts

To be added.

Status

Tested (self-tests).

8

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local-development
Build Details

Compiled with:

Usage
module load gromacs/5.1.4/8
Example Job Scripts

To be added.

Status

Tested (self-tests).

5.0.4

Flavours

1

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local
Build Details

Compiled with:

Usage
module load gromacs/5.0.4/1
Example Job Scripts

None yet.

Status

Untested.