BLAST Database


OSC periodically updates The NCBI BLAST database. 


BLAST database is available on the Owens and Pitzer clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are:

Version Owens Pitzer
2017-03 X  
2017-10 X*  
2018-08 X X*
2019-09 X X
2020-04 X X
2021-5 X X
* Current default version

The version indicates the date of download. You can usemodule spider blast-database​ to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


BLAST database is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.


BLAST database can be accessed with the following module:

module load blast-database/version

To list all the BLAST database available

module spider blast-database

BLAST database can be accessed by the environmental variable BLASTDB. For blast-database/2018-08, it is as follows


Further Reading

BLAST package: