From: Jaime Guevara (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2017 - 11:52:21 CDT

Thanks John,

I just finished installing VMD and it's working just fine. I was slightly
confused since it couldn't find /usr/loca, but I did manage to get it to my
subdirectory after a quick pwd of my home directory.

Thanks again,

Jaime Guevara

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 12:08 PM, John Stone <> wrote:

> Hi,
> You can simply install VMD into a subdirectory of your home
> directory, project, or scratch space and run it from there. There's no
> need to have it installed in the normal /usr/local/xxxx area.
> If you follow the steps in the README that describe how to modify
> the installation location, you should be all set. The VMD startup scripts
> included should already recognize the Blue Waters batch system environment
> variables so it will do the right thing whether you are running on a
> login node (no MPI), or in a batch job (MPI). If you need further
> assistance getting it installed, let me know. Worst case if you have
> any trouble you just could run one of my installations there also.
> Cheers,
> John Stone
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:09:46AM -0600, Jaime Guevara wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to know how to exactly run VMD on Blue Waters. I noticed
> > there was a download version for it, but as far as being able to
> configure
> > the bin and lib paths for it does not seem possible as I do not have
> > access or permission to the root. If there is an alternative it'd be
> much
> > appreciated, as I would like to be able to render simulations if
> possible.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jaime Guevara
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