Hamiltonian REMD with Gromacs 2020.4 + Plumed 2.6.2

GROMACS version: 2020.4
GROMACS modification: Yes, interfaced with Plumed 2.6.2
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I was trying to run Hamiltonian REMD simulations with Gromacs 2020.4 and Plumed 2.6.2, but the simulations failed. I think the reason is that the flag -multi from mdrun was removed since Gromacs 2019.X, but only kept -multidir, while -multidir does not work properly with -hrex (for Hamiltonian REMD).

I used to run with Gromacs 2018.X, is there a way to solve this problem, or will the developers keep the flag -multi ? Thanks a lot!

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I recently tried to do the same kind of calculations with the same version as you mentioned. The modified package seems to have problems!
In my case the simulation kept blowing up in the first few steps of simulation. However, the same topol.tpr file did not have any problem with the unmodified GROMACS code.

I suspect that multidir flag creates any problem, please look at the example here:

Thanks a lot for your reply!

Did you find a way to fix the issue?

I would suggest using the built-in HREX functionality of unmodified GROMACS