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VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. More information on VMD can be found here.


To use VMD on NCI machine use the appropriate module 

module load vmd/1.9.2 

See (more info on module command). VMD is then invoked by typing 


from an X-window console or a terminal console with X-tunneling. See here.

License requirements

To access VMD you need to have registered at the Developer's website and let us know your username. The user registration page is linked through the archives so you will need to click an archive link (but you don't need to proceed to download as far as we're concerned). We are assuming that through the registration process you have read and agreed to the VMD license agreement.

Once this is obtained, please request to join software group on if you wish to request access.

The registration process is the same as for NAMD so if you have already registered for that you can provide those details.