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 RCC Resources
BLAT is avaliable on both the HPC and Spear systems. It requires the gnu module to run. To run BLAT, type the following commands into the command line:
$ module load gnu $ blat -OPTIONS DBFILE QUERYFILE OUTPUTFILE
-OPTIONS argument with the list of options required for your job, and the
OUTPUTFILE arguments with the names of your own files. A list of options is available by simply typing
blat into the command line. For detailed usage documentation, please refer to the official website.