Cloud BLAST

BLAST Searches at a Cloud Provider

The NCBI provides a BLAST server image hosted with these cloud vendors: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine (GCE). This allows users to run stand-alone searches with the BLAST+ applications, submit searches through a subset of the NCBI-BLAST URL API, and perform searches with a simplified webpage. The server image includes a FUSE client that will download BLAST databases during the first search. The server image runs on Ubuntu Linux. This page provides links to the latest server images as well as links to documentation about BLAST in the cloud.

The most recent BLAST+ server image for AWS

AWS Marketplace: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00N44P7L6

The most recent BLAST+ server image for GCE

Google Compute Engine: https://googlegenomics.readthedocs.org/en/latest/use_cases/run_familiar_tools/ncbiblast.html

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