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Distributing BLAST jobs

Aaron J Mackey ajm6q at virginia.edu
Fri Mar 8 10:19:26 EST 2002

On 7 Mar 2002, DEMICHEL Patrick wrote:

> Whatever , I think it is relativelly easy to use a client-server
> approach for this kind of job.
> [...]
> I am surprised that this kind of simple tool does not exist because in
> fact it is not specific to your problem but to more large class of
> problems where you have this property "large compute time for few IO
> transferts" .

Such a tool exists, and works (nearly) exactly as you describe:

Raphael 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

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