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BLAST-ing in Parallel: Enabling an Essential Computational Tool to Keep Pace with the Explosive Growth in Biological Sequence Data
CreatorJeff Krause
ContributorJennifer Houchins, Aaron Weeden, Michael Ly
PublisherShodor Education Foundation
DescriptionThis module explores the inner workings of the BLAST similarity search tool, considering the algorithm and the impact of various search conditions and settings on performance. Various approaches to parallelizing the computation and their performance impacts are considered. Benchmarking of the mpiBLAST parallel code is carried out at different scales.
FormatC, Word, Other
SubjectEducation, Computational Science, Biology
Keywordsequence similarity, DNA, BLAST
AudienceEducator, Learner/Student, Student