A tool for biomolecular modeling

NAMD is a parallel molecular dynamics code designed for high-performance simulation of large biomolecular systems. NAMD scales to hundreds of processors on high-end parallel platforms, as well as tens of processors on low-cost commodity clusters, and also runs on individual desktop and laptop computers.

NAMD was developed by University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Access policy

NAMD can be accessed via the EGI Applications on Demand service.


NAMD uses Cloud Compute resources offered by the following EGI cloud providers: CESGA (Spain), RECAS-BARI (Italy) and INFN-CATANIA-STACK (Italy).


Phillips et al. 2005. Scalable molecular dynamics with NAMD. doi:10.1002/jcc.20289 (full text, open source)