PaSWAS specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_08788
Alternative names Parallel Smith-Waterman Alignment Software, pyPaSWAS
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format FASTA,FASTQ
Output format SAM
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS
Programming languages C, Python
Parallelization CUDA, OpenCL
License MIT License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 3.1.1
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Jan Peter Nap <>
  • person_outline Sven Warris <>

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PaSWAS institution(s)
Expertise Centre ALIFE, Institute for Life Science & Technology, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Applied Bioinformatics, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands; Parallel and Distributed Systems, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
PaSWAS funding source(s)
Supported by the SIA RaakPRO grant BioCOMP, a Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen PhD grant and contributions from Wageningen University and Research, University Medical Center Groningen and the former Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre.

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