mpiBLAST: Open-Source Parallel BLAST

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mpiBLAST Releases

Downloads in this area include all bug fixes available. Users who should probably use this version are:

  • New users
  • Users with production environments
  • Users who just want mpiBLAST to work


Packages File Size MD5 sum cryptographic signature
Source Code mpiBLAST-1.6.0.tgz 62MB mpiBLAST-1.6.0.tgz.md5
Recommended NCBI C Toolkits April 2009 (Already included in package.)

(Note: If you are looking for faster and more robust parallel BLAST with professional support, check out AbokiaBLAST.)

Short list of features:

  • Adopted a hierarchical scheduling architecture that signifcantly improves program scalability on massively parallel computers.
  • Updated NCBI BLAST support to a more recent version (2.2.20, released April 2009)
  • Resolved the performance issues when searching large query files.
  • Integrated support of IBM Blue Gene/L and Blue Gene/P systems.


See the README file inside the package for a list of run-time and configure options to get the best performance out of mpiBLAST.

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