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Tutorial Details: VMD and NAMD

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Nicholas P. Labello, MSI

VMD is designed for modeling, visualization, and analysis of biological systems such as proteins, nucleic acids, and lipid bilayer assemblies. It supports multicoreprocessors, GPU accelerated computation, and all major operating systems. NAMD is a parallel molecular dynamics code designed for high-performance simulation of large biomolecular systems. It scales to hundreds of processors on high-end parallel platforms.

This tutorial will focus on the simulation, visualization, and analysis of biological macromolecules using VMD and NAMD. Topics covered will include preparing your first NAMD simulation; viewing the trajectory in VMD; a brief introduction to ray tracing and the preparation of high-quality graphics.

This tutorial is geared toward new VMD/NAMD users. Some familiarity with Unix us useful but not required.

Prerequisites: None (see description for details)