Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.
mpiBLAST is a freely available, open-source, parallel implementation of NCBI BLAST. By efficiently utilizing distributed computational resources through database fragmentation, query segmentation, intelligent scheduling, and parallel I/O, mpiBLAST improves NCBI BLAST performance by several orders of magnitude while scaling to hundreds of processors.
- Database fragmentation
- Query segmentation
- Exact NCBI e-value scores
- Increased per-query throughput
- Improved query response time
- Portable across all major operating systems
- Integrated advanced job scheduling
- Parallel input/output
- Fault tolerant
- High-performance on desktops, clusters, and HPC systems
To use mpiBLAST load the relevant environment module:
Please refer to our tutorial - "Using BLAST on ICHEC Systems" - for a quick-start guide on using mpiBLAST.
Further information can be obtained from http://www.mpiblast.org/.
How to cite mpiBLAST:
Darling A., Carey L. and Feng W. (2003)
The design, implementation, and evaluation of mpiBLAST.
4th International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2003 in conjunction with ClusterWorld Conference & Expo, June 2003.