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SIMAP (Similarity Matrix of Proteins) is a database for compared protein sequences and provides specialized query tools, to utilize the data effectively. Over 4 millions of protein sequences are compared, for each pair of two sequences. This information is important, because medical research results to specific proteins may be transferred to similar protein sequences. Many results from gene research with mice may be used for human medicine.

SIMAP was able to compare the existing data from the different protein databases faster than expected, because of client optimization. Now, only once in a month updates have to be processed. That means, that in some days there is no work for this project. New WUs are announced very early on the project homepage.

You'll find more information in our project-FAQs.

Audio-Description Detailed Audio-Description of the project (German): BOINCcast

The project ended in late 2014.

Project overview

Project overview

InfoIcon.png SIMAP
Category Bioinformatik/en
Goal Comparison of protein sequences by the FASTA principle, these similarities are stored in the database and are important basic tools for bioinformatics
Commercial   No
Homepage (

Austria01.gif    This project is being conducted in Austria.

Project status

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Status   finished
Begin 13.12.2005
End end of 2014

Project links

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Client software

Operating systems

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WU Information

Name RAM Duration Deadline Disk Space Download Upload Minimal requirements
HMMER  45 MB  1:00 h (C2D 32bit 2,4 GHz)  8 days  11 MB MB 0,05 MB {{{mindestanforderung}}} oder besser

SIMAP  10 MB  0:45 h (AMDX2 32bit 3,0 GHz; C2D 32bit 2,4 GHz)  8 days  2 MB 1,8 MB 2,5 MB {{{mindestanforderung}}} oder besser

Duration is the average computing time needed, having the CPU clocked at the variable.
Deadline is the timespan, within which the Work unit needs to be finished.

Distributed versions

  • 09.10.2006: HMMER 5.09
  • 09.10.2006: HMMER 5.09
  • 18.09.2006: HMMER 5.08
  • 17.09.2006: HMMER 5.07
  • 16.09.2006: HMMER 5.06
  • 13.09.2006: HMMER 5.05
  • 03.09.2006: HMMER 5.02
  • 12.07.2006: 5.10
  • 21.06.2006: 5.09
  • 19.06.2006: 5.08
  • 17.01.2006: 5.07
  • 15.01.2006: 5.06
  • 21.12.2005: 5.05
  • 19.12.2005: 5.04
  • 13.12.2005: 5.03


Until now the client ist not showing any graphs while calculating. But the basic BOINC-Screenshots shows, how the client works. If BOINC is in screensaver mode, the BOINC logo is displayed with this project.



  • Deutsch nein.gif 11.11.2009: [ SIMAP a comprehensive database of pre-calculated protein sequence similarities, domains, annotations and clusters]


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Checked: October 28th, 2018