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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.
module avail blast
Notes from the sysadmin during installation:
$ cd /tmp $ wget ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/blast+/LATEST/ncbi-blast-2.2.30+-x64-linux.tar.gz $ tar xf ncbi-blast-2.2.30+-x64-linux.tar.gz $ sudo mv ncbi-blast-2.2.30+ /export/apps/blast/2.2.30+ $ sudo chown -R root:root /export/apps/blast/2.2.30+