Fatal Error: multiple T-coupling groups

GROMACS version: 2018.8
GROMACS modification: Yes/No

Hello!

I am running an MD simulation on DNA structure with DEG molecules as co-solvent. My forcefields for DNA and DEG are amberbsc1 and GAFF respectively. I generated my DEG topology files using acpype and I modify it to run in GROMACS. During the NVT run, I generate a fatal error.

Program: gmx grompp, version 2018.8
Source file: src/gromacs/gmxpreprocess/readir.cpp (line 2749)

Fatal error:
Atom 759 in multiple T-Coupling groups (2 and 3)

What are the possible problem/s during the NVT run?

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Your groups are incorrectly set up, but without an actual description of what you did to create the index groups and what is in the .mdp file, it’s not possible to say exactly where the problem is. Something in the selection overlapped, that much is clear.

I included the OGS residue at the residuetypes.dat. Do I need to put the OGS residue at the .mdp file?

What is OGS? What is in your .mdp file? Please provide significantly more detail about what you’ve done, what your groups contain, how you generated them, etc.

Hello Dr. Lemkul,

Sorry for the late reply. I already addressed this issue. Thank you for helping me.

Could you please post your solution so that others may benefit from this thread when they search the same error?

Sure.

Here’s what happened on my NVT run.

The “OGS” residue is a residue that I’ve added in the residuetypes.dat. This will represent the organosolvents. The organosolvent coordinate and topology files were created by using antechamber and acpype tools.

Here is my intial temperature coupling on my nvt.mdp file:

; Temperature coupling is on
tcoupl = V-rescale ; modified Berendsen thermostat
tc-grps = DNA Water_and_ions ; three coupling groups - more accurate
tau_t = 0.1 0.1 ; time constant, in ps
ref_t = 323.15 323.15 ; reference temperature, one for each group, in K

As you can see, I did not include the OGS at the tc-grps. OGS is present on my coordinate file so I need to add OGS on the .mdp file. This will be like this:

; Temperature coupling is on
tcoupl = V-rescale ; modified Berendsen thermostat
tc-grps = DNA Water_and_ions OGS ; three coupling groups - more accurate
tau_t = 0.1 0.1 0.1 ; time constant, in ps
ref_t = 323.15 323.15 323.15 ; reference temperature, one for each group, in K

Note: I modified my residuetyes.dat on my Gromacs. That’s why I can run topology files with OGS residue.

I hope this will help. Thank you.