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Free, fast BLAST processing with friendly interface now available to faculty and their students

April 20 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Rawls Hall, Room 1011

BLAST, the popular bioinformatics software, is now available to Purdue faculty and their students through a new graphical user interface running on Purdue’s DiaGrid distributed computing system. DiaGrid can make thousands of processors available at once for BLAST jobs — at no cost to Purdue users.

The web-based tool, called BLASTer, is nearing its official 1.0 release. A beta version has been available for testing for the past two months. Users can try it by visiting the BLASTer site at 


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