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Computer Science Department Operating Systems Laboratory

Parallelizing the blast applications on a
network of Dec Alpha workstations

Alexandros Pappas

Fri Jan 13 15:14:18 MET 1995


The goal of this project, is to set up a service for blast requests on a network of Dec Alpha workstations. Blast (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a family of programs used in genetics research, which try to find similarities between a given sequence of amino acids or nucleotides, and a database containing proteins or DNAs. The reason to do this on a distributed environment, is, to exploit effectively the computing power of a cluster of Dec Alpha workstations at the Computer Science Department at EPFL and at the same time, provide a usefull service to the research community.

Compte de groupe
Fri Jan 13 15:14:13 MET 1995