SCATTER is a "task farming" program used to distribute work over a
cluster for BLAST runs. SCATTER was developed as part of the NCC project for
providing high throughput BLAST capabilities. The program is a freeware and
can be copied and used by anyone. However, I would appreciate it if you could
mention the Copyright Information if you do happen to make any changes to it.
It would be remiss of me if I didn't mention the names of Raphael Clifford
(Imperial College) and Aaron Mackey (University of Virginia) who have developed
a similar software called Disperse. The idea for SCATTER was based on their work.
I had some problems getting Disperse to work and hence chose to write my own
application. I would like to thank Aaron and Raphael for access to their software.