Implementations of BLAST for parallel computers.

  title={Implementations of BLAST for parallel computers.},
  author={A J{\"u}lich},
  journal={Computer applications in the biosciences : CABIOS},
  volume={11 1},
  • A Jülich
  • Published 1995 in Computer applications in the biosciences : CABIOS
The BLAST sequence comparison programs have been ported to a variety of parallel computers-the shared memory machine Cray Y-MP 8/864 and the distributed memory architectures Intel iPSC/860 and nCUBE. Additionally, the programs were ported to run on workstation clusters. We explain the parallelization techniques and consider the pros and cons of these methods. The BLAST programs are very well suited for parallelization for a moderate number of processors. We illustrate our results using the… CONTINUE READING