Accession Number:

ADA480822

Title:

A Tool for Creating and Parallelizing Bioinformatics Pipelines

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

BIOTECHNOLOGY HPC SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS INST FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE