About the Authors

Parichit Sharma

Affiliation Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, India

Shrikant S. Mantri


Affiliation National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali, India

Competing Interests

NABI and CDAC-Pune have signed Memorandum of understanding (MOU) for initiating and promoting High Performance Computing research in the Agri-Food Biotechnology domain. Under this MOU, CDAC’s on-site HPC application engineer, Parichit Sharma is deputed at NABI. There are no other relevant declarations relating to employment, consultancy, patents, products in development or marketed products, etc. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SM. Performed the experiments: SM PS. Analyzed the data: SM PS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SM PS. Wrote the paper: SM PS. Developed architecture and source code: PS. Tested and improved the WImpiBLAST interface: SM PS. Approved the final manuscript: SM PS.