From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2019 - 20:40:16 CST

  Now that the NVIDIA drivers with RTX support are generally
available, I have made a current 64-bit Linux test build of VMD 1.9.4 (a29)
that includes RTX hardware-accelerated ray tracing, and it is
posted on the web site. To use this version you will need the latest
NVIDIA 418.xx (where xx >= 30) driver version from the NVIDIA web site.

VMD users should expect TachyonLOPtiX ray tracing performance gains
that range as high as 8x faster when comparing the new RTX GPUs with
the new VMD with prior versions of VMD running on so-called
Pascal and Volta class NVIDIA GPUs.

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