From: Francesco Pietra (
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 16:59:08 CDT

I have noticed on the VMD manual a partial answer to
my question below. The partial answer is:

Interactive molecular dynamics simulations VMD can be
used as a graphical front-end to a live molecular
dynamics program running on a remote supercomputer or
high-performance workstation. VMD can interactively
apply and visualize forces in an MD simulation as it

Is anyone so kind to direct me where to get
instruction for the connection of VMD to a remote
machine? As I said I already have a reliable ssh
connection for Linux Debian.

francesco pietra

--- Francesco Pietra <> wrote:

> Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 23:24:48 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Francesco Pietra <>
> Subject: vmd first installation
> To:
> As a newcomer, interested in vmd for namd, before
> downloading both programs I would like to get a
> piece
> of information that I was unable (my fault) to get
> from the web pages.
> I would like to avoid installing vmd on the
> dual-opteron(s) machine where namd code (and other
> codes, in particular a qm code) are run on Debian
> Linux amd64. Such machine has no graphics installed.
> I would like to install vmd on a ssh-linked 32-bit
> Debian i386 machine, where X and GNOME are
> installed.
> This is the way I use other graphical interfaces,
> just
> to avoid to slow down the 64-bit machine. That
> means
> that I am able to slogin from either machine to the
> other one (public keys), and to use any standard ssh
> command, although I can't act as server because I
> have
> a dynamic dhcp, and use static dhcp as internally
> provided by the router.
> Also, I am just an organic chemist, absolutely not
> an
> expert in informatics.
> Thanks for help
> francesco pietra
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