Hi Ali,

It was possible to build an amber topology file and convert it to gromacs.
Here's what I knew in 2015 (I don't use gromacs anymore). You'll need to
validate your converted topology, as I've seen months of simulations
wasted. For sure don't use or ACPYPE. Marko Wehle's script (see
attached) did work in 2012, but I do not recommend anyone does this.
Gromacs is constantly changing and Marko's script is no longer being
maintained. Further, the whole process adds an extra layer of complexity,
increasing your chances of getting garbage. I'm attaching Marko's scripts
here anyway, but you are on your own! Gromacs is faster when running on
many cpus (e.g 128), but nowadays (2015) you'll get similar/better speeds
when running Amber on modern gpus. Google "amber gpu benchmarks". Even if
you are stuck with cpus, I still recommend amber as the speedup isn't worth
the high risk of there being a mistake when you convert.

*Script details from Marko: Note you need GROMACS > 4.5.x* works for both GLYCAM and AMBER topologies, including mixed
1-4 scaling, but writes dihedrals out in type 9 functions format and
impropers for type 4 functions in GROMACS>4.5.x.

Attached you find the latest version, with corrections for box parameters
and posre-itp hints, TIP3P water is now "hard" included, not in extra files
So it is easier to use already solvated systems from AMBER in GROMACS.

# Please cite the original source:
# Sorin & Pande (2005), Biophysical Journal, 88, 2472-2493.
# DePaul, Thompson, Patel, Haldeman, & Sorin (2010), Nucleic Acids
Research, 38, 4856-4867.
# And please cite Marko's work, using the modifications:
# J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (46), pp 18964-18972
# Mechanical Compressibility of the Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)
Anchor Backbone Governed by Independent Glycosidic Linkages
# Marko Wehle, Ivan Vilotijevic, Reinhard Lipowsky, Peter H. Seeberger,
Daniel Varon Silva, and Mark Santer


On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 2:34 PM Ali Khodayari <
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> Dear GLYCAM users,
> We are trying to simulate polysaccharides, cellulose and hemicellulose in
> particular, in GROMACS. The intention is to use GLYCAM forcefield
> parameters as well.
> My question is, is there any properly quick way to parametrize GLYCAM
> force field to be used in GROMACS?
> Moreover, is it feasible to manually write the raw force field parameters
> (GLYCAM_06j.dat) in GROMACS language? Let’s say, using a python script? Or
> it leads to any further problems?
> Kind regards,
> Ali