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The ShARC HPC cluster was decommissioned on the 30th of November 2023 at 17:00. It is no longer possible for users to access that cluster.


PLUMED is an open source library for free energy calculations in molecular systems which works together with some of the most popular molecular dynamics engines. Free energy calculations can be performed as a function of many order parameters with a particular focus on biological problems, using state of the art methods such as metadynamics, umbrella sampling and Jarzynski-equation based steered MD. The software, written in C++, can be easily interfaced with both fortran and C/C++ codes.


PLUMED 2.3.2 can be activated using the module file:

module load apps/plumed/2.3.2/gcc-6.2-openmpi-2.1.1

The PLUMED executable is plumed.

Installation notes

PLUMED 2.3.2 was installed using the script; the module file is gcc-6.2-openmpi-2.1.1.

The installation of PLUMED 2.3.2 was tested using the make command as part of running the above installation script.