From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Thu Jun 28 2007 - 16:14:49 CDT

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, Francesco Pietra wrote:

FP> If the question is pertinent:
FP> I would like to run amber9 on a parallel machine mainly arranged for QM
FP> computations, thus no X available, thus no graphical xleap installable for
FP> drawing.
FP> Is it conceivable to use VMD, that I have installed on 32bit single cpu
FP> opengl/machine (from where I am writing) to substitute the functions of xleap
FP> (and may be more)?
FP> Furthermore, the two machines at issue are ssh connected. I can scp from one to
FP> another, or sending graphics from the 64bit to the 32bit.


why don't you use xleap through ssh tunneling (ssh -X)
or compile it on you local machine (the educational amber
license is usually a site-license, IIRC).

the xleap equivalent functionality in VMD is
almost exclusively geared towards generation of
NAMD compatible topologies and parameter files.


FP> Thanks
FP> francesco pietra
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