mpiBlast, DNAStar s Lasergene 6, John Innes Center and Affymetrix, OpenEye Scientific Software s Ogham and LexiChem, Infotrieve s Infotrieve/ELN 2.4, and Nucleic Acids Research | GenomeWeb

An updated version of mpiBlast, a parallelized version of NCBI Blast, is expected to be released next week, Aaron Darling of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the lead developer for the software, told BioInform at ISMB last week. The new release, version 1.4, offers a 350-fold speed-up over NCBI Blast on a 128-CPU cluster, Darling said. The software is available at

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