[Bioclusters] Oscar Linux cluster and Local Blast Server

Marc Rieffel bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 09:15:50 -0700


>  Does anyone know of an
> open source blast-for-cluster package that would run under this 
> cluster management suite or is there a
> commercial package you are already running that you think is 
> worthwhile??? 

You should consider Paracel BLAST, 
http://www.paracel.com/products/paracel_blast.html  It's parallel Blast 
software for Linux and Sparc clusters, with built-in queueing and 
scheduling software.  We've made extensive algorithmic modifications for 
enhanced support of large cluster systems, large databases, large query 
sequences, etc.  Evaluation copies are available.  

As Chris Dagdigian mentioned, Paracel also offers the GeneMatcher2 
system for hardware acceleration of dynamic programming searches like 
Smith Waterman, HMM, and GeneWise.  See 
http://www.paracel.com/products/gm2.html for more information.

Marc Rieffel