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 is free software! To get the it click here

October 2015: We are moving our website to www.plumed.org. Until June 2016 you can find us at both the old URL (www.plumed-code.org) and the new one. But, please update your bookmark to the new URL!

May 2014: the second PLUMED tutorial and user meeting was held in Belfast.

October 2013: we have released PLUMED2!


Recent News

  • New releases: PLUMED 2.1.5 and 2.2.1
    We are pleased to announce two new PLUMED releases.

    Release 2.1.5 is the last maintenance release on the 2.1.x branch with a few fixes, see: http://goo.gl/22zpFI.

    Release 2.2.1 is a maintenance release on the 2.2.x branch that contains a few fixes and a new enhanced sampling method, see: http://goo.gl/2GFacoThis should be considered the stable plumed version.

    Notice that branch 2.1.x will not be maintained anymore, so users are encouraged to upgrade to the new 2.2.x release. Just read carefully the change log before upgrading.

    You can find both releases in the download section of the plumed webpage. They are also tagged on github (v2.1.5 and v2.2.1).
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 1:14 AM by Carlo Camilloni
  • Plumed 2.2 and 2.1.4 now officially released!
    It is a pleasure to announce two new PLUMED releases.

    Release 2.1.4 is a maintenance release on the 2.1.x branch with a few fixes, including important ones in NAMD patches (requires re-patching) and in HISTOGRAM keyword, see: http://goo.gl/22zpFI.

    Release 2.2.0 is a release that contains several new features, including a partial openMP parallelization and several new collective variables and methods, see: http://goo.gl/2GFaco. This version can now be considered as fully stable.

    We will still fix bugs in branch 2.1.x for a while, but users are encouraged to upgrade to the new 2.2.x release. Just read carefully the change log before upgrading.

    You can find both releases in the download section of the plumed webpage. They are also tagged on github (v2.1.4 and v2.2.0).
    Posted Oct 13, 2015, 2:23 AM by Carlo Camilloni
  • Plumed 2.1.3 and 2.2 beta
    it is a pleasure to announce two new PLUMED releases and a new user questionnaire. 

    Release 2.1.3 is a maintenance release on the 2.1.x branch and solves a few bugs, including several bugs related to virial (useful for NPT simulations), FIT_TO_TEMPLATE, ENSEMBLE, and RANDOM_EXCHANGES keywords. See: http://goo.gl/22zpFI

    We encourage all the users to upgrade to this version.

    Release 2.2b is a brand new release that contains several new features. See http://goo.gl/2GFaco

    We invite users to try it and provide feedbacks.

    You can find both releases in the download section of the plumed webpage. They are also tagged on git (v2.1.3 and v2.2b).

    For those of you using the master branch on git: you might want to switch to the v2.2 branch, since we will start soon to add possibly unstable features on the master branch.

    Finally, we would like to hear your opinion on the work we are doing on PLUMED. Those of you who filled our user questionnaire last year might recognize that many of the changes in PLUMED were influenced by your answers. We thus decided to prepare a new questionnaire that you can fill here: http://goo.gl/forms/UNm5fXN6ax . This should take no more than 5 minutes. Please help us in making PLUMED a better tool!
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:15 AM by Carlo Camilloni
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