NAMD/Charm++ development team

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Current Team

Principal Investigators

Primary Authors

Supporting Software

  • Versions 2.0 and later are based on Charm++.
  • Versions 2.0 and later use Tcl/Tk for scripting.
  • Versions 2.2 and later use FFTW in the PME algorithm.
  • Simulation setup, analysis, and visualization are done with VMD.
  • Versions 1.0 - 1.5 were based on PVM.
  • The fast multiple algorithm was once implemented with DPMTA.
  • Particle mesh Ewald was once implemented with DPME.

Funding Sources

External Development Platforms