Clustal W is a general purpose multiple sequence alignment program for DNA or proteins.It produces biologically meaningful multiple sequence alignments of divergent sequences. It calculates the best match for the selected sequences, and lines them up so that the identities, similarities and differences can be seen.
BLAT is a sequence analysis tool which performs rapid mRNA/DNA and cross-species protein alignments. BLAT is more accurate and 500 times faster than popular existing tools for mRNA/DNA alignments and 50 times faster for protein alignments at sensitivity settings typically used when comparing vertebrate sequences.
BLAT is not BLAST. DNA BLAT works by keeping an index of the entire genome (but not the genome itself) in memory. Since the index takes up a bit less than a gigabyte of RAM, BLAT can deliver high performance on a reasonably priced Linux box. The index is used to find areas of probable homology, which are then loaded into memory for a detailed alignment. Protein BLAT works in a similar manner, except with 4-mers rather than 11-mers. The protein index takes a little more than 2 gigabytes.
The BLAST programs are widely used tools for searching DNA and protein databases for sequence similarity to identify homologs to a query sequence. While often referred to as just "BLAST", this can really be thought of as a set of programs: blastp, blastn, blastx, tblastn, and tblastx.
Bioperl offers a set of perl modules which can be used for sequence manipulation. Knowledge of PERL programming is required.
ANSYS is an engineering package and support routine for general-purpose finite-element analysis: statics, heat transfer, mode frequency, stability analysis, magnetostatics, coupled field analysis, etc. Supports are provided by ANSYS, Inc.
The Assisted Model Building with Energy Refinement (AMBER) package contains many molecular simulation programs targeted at biomolecular systems. A wide variety of modelling techniques are available. It generally scales well on modest numbers of processors, and the GPU enabled CUDA programs are very efficient.
HyperWorks is a high-performance, comprehensive toolbox of CAE software for engineering design and simulation.
FLUENT is a state-of-the-art computer program for modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in complex geometries.
Availability & Restrictions
FLUENT is available on both the Glenn and Oakley clusters. The following versions are available:
The AMD Core Math Library (ACML) is a set of numerical routines tuned specifically for AMD64 platform processors (including Opteron™ and Athlon™64 ). The routines, which are available via both FORTRAN 77 and C interfaces, include BLAS, LAPACK, FFT, RND, and many others.
Intel's implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) library.