Solutions: Looking for a Cluster Upgrade, Texas A&M Gets a Bioinformatics Portal | GenomeWeb

Researchers at Texas A&M University’s animal genomics group really needed a Blast farm. “We had a community of people complaining about not being able to do Blast searches,” said David Adelson, an associate professor in the department. The 30 or so researchers working in the group had been running thousands of Blast searches at a time through the NCBI site, but when NCBI lowered the limit on the number of searches it allowed per day, they were left in the lurch.

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