Version 1.5.0 of mpiBlast-pio (parallel input/output) is available from the mpiBlast development team here.
 
New features include a portable high-performance input/output that works on serial and parallel file systems; scalable database pre-distribution; and in-memory caching of database fragments. The software is distributed with an NCBI toolbox and has been “stress tested” on more than 12,000 cores, according to the development team.
 

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