On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Edward,
> We're now running BLAST+ searches on our local Galaxy via our cluster,
> and some of the cluster nodes have relatively small amounts of RAM.
> This means I've become more aware of limitations in the NCBI BLAST+
> tools' support for using a subject FASTA file (instead of making a local
> BLAST database), which turns out to be surprisingly RAM hungry.
> The logical step is to allow users to build a BLAST database as a new
> datatype in Galaxy - which is what you (Edward) did some time ago as
> a fork, later posted to the Galaxy Tool Shed.
> Edward - are you happy for me to merge your work into the main
> wrappers? I mentioned idea this a couple of months ago:
> http://lists.bx.psu.edu/pipermail/galaxy-dev/2012-February/008544.html

Note this will take some extra work - we need to support protein
BLAST databases as well, not just nucleotide database.

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