From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sat Nov 06 2021 - 13:38:23 CDT

As far as Gromacs and VMD are concerned, yes. The IMD functionality uses
TCP/IP communication. However, in most cases for remote connections you
have to work around the fact that most machines have firewalls and you
cannot easily connect to any TCP/IP port from anywhere.
Sometimes this can be handled by using SSH tunneling. How to set this up is
something you can look up, you can look up on the internet.

On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 1:37 PM Georcki Ropon <> wrote:

> Dear Users,
> I am running an SMD simulation with gromacs, and I am using the IMD
> function. This works fine when I use as localhost, but I would like to know
> if for example I can remotely view this simulation on my computer. This is
> possible?
> To clarify, I am running SMD on a workstation, and I want to view it on my
> personal computer.
> best,
> Geo.

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College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.