Large-scale genomic projects such as the Epichloë festucae Genome Project require regular use of bioinformatic tools. When using BLAST in conjunction with larger databases, processing complex sequences often uses substantial computation time. Parallelization is considered a standard method of curbing extensive computing requirements and parallel implementations of BLAST, such as mpiBLAST, are freely available.
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Harris, Daniel; Jaromczyk, Jerzy W.; and Schardl, Christopher L., "Experimenting with database segmentation size vs time performance for mpiBLAST on an IBM HS21 blade cluster" (2010). Computer Science Presentations. 2.