BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence information, such as the amino-acid sequences of different proteins or the nucleotides of DNA sequences. A BLAST search enables a researcher to compare a query sequence with a library or database of sequences, and identify library sequences that resemble the query sequence above a certain threshold.
See versions of blast which are available:
$ module avail blast
Load one version into your environment:
$ module load blast/2.10.0+
Notes from the sysadmin during installation:
$ lftp ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/blast+/LATEST > dir > get ncbi-blast-2.10.0+-x64-linux.tar.gz > quit $ tar xf ncbi-blast-2.10.0+-x64-linux.tar.gz $ sudo cp -r ncbi-blast-2.10.0+ /export/apps/blast/2.10.0+