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Distributing BLAST jobs

Aaron J Mackey ajm6q at virginia.edu
Wed Mar 6 04:51:50 EST 2002

You might also want to check out 'disperse', a generalized system for
parallel batch processing:

Raphaël Clifford and Aaron J. Mackey
Disperse: a simple and efficient approach to parallel database searching
Bioinformatics 2000 16: 564-565


Available at: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~ajm6q/disperse/stable.tar.gz


On 5 Mar 2002, Don Gilbert wrote:

> Rick,
> David Mathog has a good recipe for this:
> http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/R40219-43261-/news/bionet/software/10202.newsm
> source at
> ftp://saf.bio.caltech.edu/pub/software/molbio/blastmerge.c
> Eventually it would be nice to do this and other sorts of bioinfo.
> distributed computing in a grid environment.
> - Don
> Rick Westerman <westerman at purdue.edu> asked about
> | 2) Program 'X' takes the sequences and distributes them to computers
> | 'A', 'B', and 'C' all of which have the blast program installed and the
> | databases installed locally.  Said computers could be a Condor-cluster,
> | MP machines, or other. All Unix-based though.

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