From: Ramon Guixà (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2017 - 05:23:31 CDT

Hi Josh,

Well, I though there was a VMD plugin meant to handle remote visualization
of trajectories. Nevertheless, your suggestion is definitely handy.


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:47 PM, Vermaas, Joshua <>

> Hi Ramon,
> The simplest way I've found to do this is actually completely independent
> of VMD. On Linux systems (and maybe windows or Mac systems, I just haven't
> had the need to figure this out), you can remotely mount filesystems that
> reside on remote filesystems with sshfs, an ssh filesystem. In this way,
> remote files act exactly like local ones, albeit with slightly slower file
> transfer rates (this depends on your network). This can be handy if the
> files as a whole are too large to transfer over to local disk, but you'd
> still like to look at bits of the trajectory easily.
> -Josh
> On 03/29/2017 05:12 AM, Ramon Guixà wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have heard about the interactive remote visualization and video
> streaming capabilities of vmd but Is there actually a plugin in vmd where I
> could remotely load up my MD trajectory from a server for
> visualization/analysis purposes?
> Thanks in advance!
> Ramon