Biomatters and New Zealand’s Bioinformatics Institute announce the first release of new bioinformatics software for grid computing on BeSTGRID, the Broadband enabled Science and Technology Grid running on KAREN (Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network).
The new software, Geneious, allows researchers in New Zealand to use bioinformatics applications on BeSTGRID, taking advantage of high-speed internet access and grid-computing.
The Bioinformatics Institute and Biomatters are working together to develop a suite of grid-computing bioinformatics applications for BeSTGRID users, with funding from REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand).
Additional software will be released during next year. All applications developed under the project will be open source and freely available to researchers in New Zealand, according to the organisations. The applications will work with Biomatters’ free basic version of Geneious desktop software, as well as the expanded version Geneious Pro.
The cross-platform bioinformatics software suite can be used for manipulating, finding, sharing, and exploring biological data, such as DNA sequences or proteins, phylogenies, 3D structure information and publications, says Biomatters.
BeSTGRID users can download a free copy of the Geneious Grid Plugin at the Geneious website. The Plugins run with the free Geneious Basic, or Geneious Pro, which can be downloaded from the download page.