VMD (Visualization)


VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting.

Availability Table

System Versions
wobbie 1.9.2
vdi-centos6 1.9.2


o Feb 6 2016: Please note, while the vmd/tachyon/1.9.2 module maybe loaded and vmd-gui used on vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo and viz11-uwo. Only vdi-centos6 is configured to support graphical GPU acceleration of the TachyonL-OptiX rendering option and CUDA acceleration.

Change Log

o Feb 11, 2016: Removed broken vmd/1.9.1 from vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo and viz11-uwo.
o Feb 6, 2016: Installed vmd/tachyon/1.9.2 and vmd/notachyon/1.9.2 on brown, orca, redfin, saw, angel, copper, monk, mosaic and wobble – machines where also namd is installed.
o Mar 24, 2015: Removed vmd/1.9.2 and installed vmd/tachyon/1.9.2 and vmd/notachyon/1.9.2 on vdi-centos6 and viz11-uwo. Gpu support only on vdi-centos6.
o Mar 6, 2015: Installed vmd/1.9.2 LINUX_64 OpenGL, CUDA, TachyonL-OptiX on vdi-centos6.
o Nov 26, 2014: Removed vmd/1.8.7 and vmd/1.9.1 modules from sharcnet clusters.
o Nov 4, 2014: Installed vmd/1.9.1 onto vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo and viz11-uwo.
o Jun 13, 2011: Upgraded 1.8.7a63 alpha version to full 1.8.7 release on requin, rainbow and saw. The default 1.8.6 version can be overriden by doing “module load vmd/1.8.7” upon login.
o Jan 15, 2013: Removed legacy version 1.8.6 from all systems and added 1.9.1