A low-memory footprint genetic sequence alignment tool
BLAT requires an environment module
In order to use BLAT, you must first load the appropriate environment module:
module load gnu
BLAT is one of the bioinformatics tools available on RCC systems. It is a genetic sequence alignment tool that is somewhat similar to the BLAST alignment tool. BLAT is designed to assemble and index entire genomes and is designed to look for sequences with very high similarity.
Using BLAT on the HPC#
To run BLAT, type the following commands into the command line:
-OPTIONS argument with the list of options required for your job, and the
arguments with the names of your own files. A list of options is available by simply typing
blat into the command line.