A Tool for Creating and Parallelizing Bioinformatics Pipelines
BIOTECHNOLOGY HPC SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS INST FORT DETRICK MD
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Bioinformatics pipelines enable life scientists to effectively analyze biological data through automated multi-step processes constructed by individual programs and databases. The huge amount of data and time consuming computations require effectively parallelized pipelines to provide results within a reasonable time. Considerable programming effort is needed for both integrating individual programs into a pipeline and parallelizing them. The object of our Bioinformatics Pipeline Generation and Parallelization Toolkit BioGent is to reduce researchers programming burden. A user only needs to create a pipeline definition file that describes the data processing sequence and inputoutput files. Program termed schedpipe in BioGent toolkit takes the definition file and executes the designed procedure.
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