pbgzip 0.0.0-0.2b09f97 Parallel Block GZIP
This package implements parallel block gzip. For many formats, in particular genomics data formats, data are compressed in fixed-length blocks such that they can be easily indexed based on a (genomic) coordinate order, since typically each block is sorted according to this order. This allows for each block to be individually compressed (deflated), or more importantly, decompressed (inflated), with the latter enabling random retrieval of data in large files (gigabytes to terabytes).
pbgzip is not limited to any particular format, but certain features are tailored to genomics data formats when enabled. Parallel decompression is somewhat faster, but the true speedup comes during compression.