BLUPF90 family of programs is a collection of software in Fortran 90/95 for mixed model computations in animal breeding. For general description, see the paper I. Misztal: Complex Models, More Data: Simpler Programming? (available here) or the paper I. Misztal et al.: BLUPF90 and related programs (BGF90) (available here).
For variance component estimation, the family offers choices for simple and complicated models; see the paper I. Misztal: Reliable computing in estimation of variance components (available here). From 2009 the programs are successively modified for genomic selection using a single-step approach (or ssGBLUP) by Ignacio Aguilar and Shogo Tsuruta.
BLUPF90 is available in the version actual to 7/2012.
- ask the scheduler for an interactive job having a single node and a single processor reserved:
$ qsub -I -l nodes=1:ppn=1 -l mem=XXXg
- Note: Do not forget to apppropriately set the amount of requested memory (mem attribute) and/or another job requirements.
- load the BLUPF90 module into the environment:
$ module add BLUPF90
- run the relevant program (airemlf90, blupf90, gibbs1f90, ...) in accordance with the documentation. The list of available programs is available on the producer's WWW server.
- As far as we know, the program does not allow to be used in a batch way (passing the input file via a parameter). If you know how to run the program in a batch mode, please, let us know.
The documentation is available on the producer's WWW server or locally in the
The programs are free for research but their use should be acknowledged in publications.
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