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  SCATTER - A High Throughput Task Farming Application for BLAST

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.