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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.
See versions of blast which are available:
$ module avail blast
Notes from the sysadmin during installation:
$ lftp ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/blast+/LATEST > dir > get ncbi-blast-2.7.1+-x64-linux.tar.gz > quit $ tar xf ncbi-blast-2.7.1+-x64-linux.tar.gz $ sudo cp -r ncbi-blast-2.7.1+ /export/apps/blast/2.7.1+