BeoBLAST: Distributed BLAST and PSI-BLAST on a Beowulf cluster

J. D. Grant, R. L. Dunbrack, F. J. Manion, M. F. Ochs

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Summary: BeoBLAST is an integrated software package that handles user requests and distributes BLAST and PSI-BLAST searches to nodes of a Beowulf cluster, thus providing a simple way to implement a scalable BLAST system on top of relatively inexpensive computer clusters. Additionally, BeoBLAST offers a number of novel search features through it's web interface, including the ability to perform simultaneous searches of multiple databases with multiple queries, and the ability to start a search using the PSSM generated from a previous PSI-BLAST search on a different database. The underlying system can also handle automated querying for high throughput work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-766
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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