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Old 02-12-2015, 08:37 AM   #11
westerman
Rick Westerman
 
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One problem of running multiple Blast jobs on a cluster is reading in the Blast database into each cluster node. I find that if I run Blast on too many nodes, even with a screaming fast file server, my I/O wait time goes sky high.

Another possible solution is to use the program called 'Diamond' which is a blastx replacement.
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