>Does anyone have any experience of distributing GCG applications (e.g. >pileup and srsupdate) using Sun's GridEngine? After a trawl through the web >it seems that some GCG applications FrameSearch, BLAST, FASTA, FASTAX, >FASTX, TFASTA, TFASTX and SSearch) are threaded and can take advantage of a >multi-processor architecture. I am more interested in distributing >cpu-intensive jobs like pileup and srsupdate that are not threaded. For >pileup I suppose the way to go is to split up the input file and kick off a >number of jobs on different servers using GridEnginec - does anyone have any >comments? As for srsupdate, I'm not sure how to procede, but its pig slow >and I am sure there must be a way to speed it up with distribution. No experience. And I am not sure if many other people have gone down this path because I suspect that your GCG license does not allow running on more than 'X' number of boxes -- 'X' being the number of RTR (right to run) licenses you have purchased. Yet another reason to migrate to Emboss, et.al. -- Rick Rick Westerman email@example.com Phone: (765) 494-0505 FAX: (765) 496-7255 S049 WSLR bldg. Purdue Univ. W. Lafayette, IN 47907-1153 Bioinformatics specialist at the Genomics Initiative. href="http://www.biochem.purdue.edu/~westerm"