BeoBLAST: distributed BLAST and PSI-BLAST on a Beowulf cluster
Ochs, Michael F.
Grant, Jeffrey D.
Manion, Frank J.
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BeoBLAST is an integrated software package that handles user requests and distributes BLAST and PSI-BLAST searches to nodes of a Beowulf cluster, thus providing a simple way to implement a scalable BLAST system on top of relatively inexpensive computer clusters. Additionally, BeoBLAST offers a number of novel search features through its web interface, including the ability to perform simultaneous searches of multiple databases with multiple queries, and the ability to start a search using the PSSM generated from a previous PSI-BLAST search on a different database. The underlying system can also handle automated querying for high throughput work.
Grant, J., Dunbrack, R., Manion, F., & Ochs, M. (2002). BeoBLAST: Distributed BLAST and PSI-BLAST on a Beowulf cluster. Bioinformatics, 18(5), 765-766.
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