Bsoft is a collection of programs and a platform for development of software for image and molecular processing in structural biology. Problems in structural biology are approached with a highly modular design, allowing fast development of new algorithms without the burden of issues such as file I/O. It provides an easily accessible interface, a resource that can be and has been used in other packages.
BSoft was developed by groups at the University of Basel, NIAMS, and Caltech.
The Bsoft programs have standard Unix command-line syntax, and so are ideally suited to running as a batch job or as a swarm of batch jobs.
Sample Bsoft batch script:
#!/bin/bash #PBS -m be module load bsoft cd /data/user/myjob bimg -verbose 7 -truncate 0,100 input.img output.img
biowulf% qsub -l nodes=1 jobscript
Biowulf users will typically want to process large numbers of image files via Bsoft. This is most easily done using the swarm utility.
Now set up a swarm command file along the following lines:
# this file is called swarmfile bimg -verbose 7 -truncate 0,100 input1.img output1.img bimg -verbose 7 -truncate 0,100 input2.img output2.img bimg -verbose 7 -truncate 0,100 input3.img output3.img bimg -verbose 7 -truncate 0,100 input4.img output4.img bimg -verbose 7 -truncate 0,100 input5.img output5.img [...]
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biowulf% swarm -f swarmfile --module bsoft/1.8.6
If each Bsoft process in the swarm command file requires more than 1 GB of memory, use
biowulf% swarm -g # -f swarmfile --module bsoft/1.8.6