As an example of real-life use of JPPF, I have implemented a demonstration that performs protein sequence alignment using the JAligner
The demonstration illustrate the search, in a database of protein sequences, for the sequence closest to the one provided as input. In this case, it's not the alignments that are performed in parallel, but rather the search itself.
I personally am a complete dummy in bio-informatics, however the JAligner APIs are very easy to use and well suited for the parallelization of the search.
The demo comes with real data for the Escherichia coli (E. coli)
bacteria, including a database of several thousands of protein sequences.
We are still wondering how we will package these demonstrations. It will probably be as an independant package, downloadable separately (it will require an existing JPPF installation).