GHOSTX specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_08012
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Some metagenome sequences produced from a DNA sequencer.
Input format FASTA
Output format GHOSTX outputs search results in the format similar to BLAST-tabular format.
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C++
Parallelization CUDA
License BSD 2-clause “Simplified” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.3.7
Stability Stable
Requirements gcc
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Yutaka Akiyama <>

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GHOSTX institution(s)
Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; Education Academy of Computational Life Sciences (ACLS), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan; Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
GHOSTX funding source(s)
Partly supported by the Strategic Programs for Innovative Research (SPIRE) Field 1 Supercomputational Life Science of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) “Extreme Big Data” of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

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