Hi Nathan,

thank you for your reply.

Yes, I have tried with the APBS opal client by using the Apbsclient.py command as specified in the documentation.

I have done several trials but even if I increase my dime to 257 x 257 x 257 (the next nlev) it gives me a memory allocation problem.
Howe much RAM I have to run calculations via OPAL?

Hope I am not doing something wrong...the command I use is:

ApbsClient.py --non-blocking {input file}

Please, can you address me to solve this problem? How much RAM I would need to increase the accuracy of my calculations?

Thank you infinitely.

Regards,
Davide

2011/2/7 Baker, Nathan <Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov>
Hi Davide --

Have you tried submitting it using the APBS Opal client?

Thanks,

__________________________________________________
Nathan Baker, Ph.D.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Tel:  509-375-3997

From: Davide Mercadante <dmer018@aucklanduni.ac.nz<mailto:dmer018@aucklanduni.ac.nz>>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 13:39:15 -0800
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Subject: Re: [Apbs-users] Calculated binding energy seems to be too high?!

Dear Nathan,

thanks for your mail. Unortunately I don't have any possibilities to access a machine that has more RAM.

There is any server services for APBS where I can submit my input and pqr files to run the calculations using more memory?

Any helps would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Cheers,
Davide

2011/2/5 Baker, Nathan <Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov<mailto:Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov>>
Hi Davide --

It appears that you're performing the calculation correctly; perhaps the grid isn't fine enough?  Do you have access to a machine where you can run a higher resolution (more memory) calculation?

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Tel:  509-375-3997

Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 17:06:52 -0800
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Subject: Re: [Apbs-users] Calculated binding energy seems to be too high?!

Dear Nathan,

thanks for your quick reply.
My pqr is simply the concatenation of the two monomers so that the monomers separately can be overlapped to the monomers in the dimer.pqr file.

However, I must say that I am centering the grid for each calculation on the dimer.
Should I center the grid for the calculations of each monomers on the actual monomers?

Thank you for your help.

Regards,
Davide

2011/2/4 Baker, Nathan <Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov<mailto:Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov><mailto:Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov<mailto:Nathan.Baker@pnl.gov>>>
Hi Davide --

This seems likely to be a problem with grid convergence.  Is your dimer.pqr file simply a concatenation of the two subunits or do the subunits change configuration/location/orientation on the grid?  If it is a simple concatenation, then your direct calculation represented by the first "print energy" line in your input file should work.  If not, you will have to construct a more complicated free energy cycle, adding properly-scaled coulombic interactions to the solvation energies in your calculation.

Good luck,

__________________________________________________
Nathan Baker, Ph.D.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Tel:  509-375-3997

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Subject: [Apbs-users] Calculated binding energy seems to be too high?!

Dear APBS community,

I have been using APBS to calculate the binding energy of a protein dimer by using sequential focusing solving PBE.
I have prepared an input file which compute the electrostatic energy for the dimer solvated (pdie 4 and sdie 78.5) and in vacuum (pdie and sdie = 4.0) and the two monomers composing the dimer in the same conditions.

I have performed a first coarse calculation (bcfl = zero) with a large map of lenght 300 x 300 x 300 A^3 and two focusing calculations with a medium map (length 100 x 100 x 100 A^3) and small map (length 75 x 75 x 75 A^3). I am using a "dime" of 225 x 225 x 225 that is the maximum allowed by the amount of RAM I have for the calculations...
I am attaching the input file and the pqr files in this mail.

However, the output file (attached as out.out) gives me a strangely high value for the global electrostatic energy (1.009E+04 Kj/mol.)
Is this correct? It seems to be much higher in respect of other values for complexes binding energies.
To calculate the binding I have used the energy cycle described in the APBS documentation. I have subtracted the solvated energies calculated for the monomer A and B to the actual energy of the solvated dimer...

Can you please advice me if there is something wrong or something that I could improve in my calculations? Or you think that the value I am getting for the electrostatic energy is unreasonably too high?

All the files are attached and please do not hesitate to ask if you need any other information.

Any help will be incredibly appreciated.

Thank you infinitely in advance.

Regards,
Davide

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Davide Mercadante - PhD student -
Department of Chemistry
The University of Auckland
Rm 438 ext. 89171
1142 Auckland, New Zealand



--
Davide Mercadante - PhD student -
Department of Chemistry
The University of Auckland
Rm 438 ext. 89171
1142 Auckland, New Zealand



--
Davide Mercadante - PhD student -
Department of Chemistry
The University of Auckland
Rm 438 ext. 89171
1142 Auckland, New Zealand



--
Davide Mercadante - PhD student -
Department of Chemistry
The University of Auckland
Rm 438 ext. 89171
1142 Auckland, New Zealand