FPC (Finger Print Contigs) is a program to assemble fingerprinted clones into contigs to be later DNA sequenced and assembled. A fingerprint is the picture generated when you chop up a specific sequence of DNA with a restriction enzyme. It's called a fingerprint because the restriction enzyme cuts at a very specific sequence, and chopping up a specific DNA sequence with a restriction enzyme will always give the same series of DNA fragments.
FPC was developed by Cari Soderlund at the Sanger Centre. We're rapidly developing and expanding FPC, we've recently made FPC parallelizable, running it on 18 computers with a total of 30 processors, we've been able to take a 2.8 hour run down to 12.4 minutes. We've also upgraded it to use the new acedb that uses GTK as it's rendering toolkit, instead of using Xlib. This is all done on Linux, cos Linux kicks ass.
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