SSW

SSW is a fast implementation of the Smith-Waterman algorithm, which uses the Single-Instruction Multiple-Data (SIMD) instructions to parallelize the algorithm at the instruction level. SSW library provides an API that can be flexibly used by programs written in C, C++ and other languages. We also provide a software that can do protein and genome alignment directly. Current version of our implementation is ~50 times faster than an ordinary Smith-Waterman. It can return the Smith-Waterman score, alignment location and traceback path (cigar) of the optimal alignment accurately; and return the sub-optimal alignment score and location heuristically.

More Information

For more information visit the SSW website.

Available Versions

These versions of SSW are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Version BEAR Apps Version
1.1-GCCcore-11.3.0 2022a