From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2017 - 12:14:19 CDT

  I've posted VMD 1.9.4 alpha 8 on the public download page.
This version incorporates the first support for NVIDIA Volta GPUs
with VMD's CUDA kernels and the TachyonL-OptiX ray tracing engine,
incorporates the latest version of the Intel OSPRay CPU ray tracing engine
(TachyonL-OSPray) and includes a number of improvements and bug fixes,
for the VMD interface to NanoShaper, and for various plugins, including
qwikmd, psfgen, catdcd, and others.

A list of recent updates is posted here:

Those VMD users with NVIDIA GPUs may need to install up-to-date
GPU drivers in order to be able to run the latest VMD test version
since it is based on CUDA 9.

I expect to make Windows builds available in the near future after
we complete some other plugin updates to fix issues on Windows.

Best regards,
  John Stone

NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801           Phone: 217-244-3349