Cloud-Coffee: implementation of a parallel consistency-based multiple alignment algorithm in the T-Coffee package and its benchmarking on the Amazon Elastic-Cloud.
|Title||Cloud-Coffee: implementation of a parallel consistency-based multiple alignment algorithm in the T-Coffee package and its benchmarking on the Amazon Elastic-Cloud.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Di Tommaso P, Orobitg M, Guirado F, Cores F, Espinosa T, Notredame C|
SUMMARY: We present the first parallel implementation of the T-Coffee consistency-based multiple aligner. We benchmark it on the Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) and show that the parallelization procedure is reasonably effective. We also conclude that for a web server with moderate usage (10K hits/month) the cloud provides a cost-effective alternative to in-house deployment. AVAILABILITY: T-Coffee is a freeware open source package available from http://www.tcoffee.org/homepage.html