[Bioclusters] Apple/Genentech BLAST

Ognen Duzlevski bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Thu, 23 May 2002 11:10:24 -0600


Does someone have access to a dual-apple? I dont know much about Macs but I
wrote a multithreaded clustalw and would be interested to see if it can
compile/run on these machines and what the results would be compared to the
sequential one (if that one runs on Macs too)???

My version uses pthreads. If anyone would be willing to test it for me
please send me an email.

Best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivo Grosse" <grosse@cshl.org>
To: <bioclusters@bioinformatics.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:42 AM
Subject: [Bioclusters] Apple/Genentech BLAST

> Hi,
> in February I ignored the announcement of an Apple-optimized version of
> Blast that could run 5 times faster on a 1.0 GHz G4 than the standard
> NCBI version of Blast runs on a 2.0 GHz P4, but now, after Apple
> started building dual-G4 1U rackmountable servers, that announcement
> becomes interesting.
>                          Apple/Genentech BLAST provides improved
> accuracy and
>                          speed over the standard NCBI BLAST, depending
> on search
>                          parameters such as the nucleotide