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MPI-HMMER is a parallel version of HMMER.

Category:  Bioinformatics


MPI-HMMER is a multiple-level optimization of the original HMMER 2.3.2 code that consists of two distinct optimizations: a portably tuned P7Viterbi function as well as an MPI implementation. The MPI implementation exhibits excellent speedups over the base PVM implementation available with HMMER. Further, a verification mode in both hmmpfam and hmmsearch is provided that ensures (at a cost of speed) results are returned in exactly the same order as the serial version.

Usage Notes:

Show the software versions:  module avail mpi-hmmer

Loading the module will set the path and any necessary variables:  module load mpi-hmmer/version