Windjammer

Purpose

WindJammer is a parallel, scalable Neighbor-Joining program written in C++ developed to assist phylogenetics researchers to analyze a critical area of modern life biology. It reads in taxa of either DNA or amino acid sequences, outputs phylogenetic trees in newick format, and can build small trees in minutes. Large trees on the order of 200K taxa can be built with current hardware in less than 3 hours. Phylogenetics, the study of evolutionary relationships, is used to study a wider range of topics, including the evolution of critical traits, speciation, adaptation, and many other areas and is among the most computationally intensive areas of the life sciences

Funding Source(s)

Robert McLay

Manager, HPC Software Tools Group
mclay@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-232-8104