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Protein databases have grown exponentially over the last decade. This exponential growth has made extracting valuable information from these databases increasingly time consuming. This project presents a new method of accelerating a commonly used program for performing similarity searching on protein databases, BLASTP. This project describes the design and implementation of Mercury BLASTP, a customized hardware accelerated variant of BLASTP. This project focuses on the gapped alignment stage of Mercury BLASTP and provides design details and implementation results.
Harris, Brandon B., "Acceleration of Gapped Alignment in BLASTP Using the Mercury System" Report Number: WUCSE-2006-47 (2006). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.