[Bioclusters] Apple/Genentech's new version of Blast

Elia Stupka bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 14:10:35 +0800 (SGT)

> Has anyone had a chance to take a look at Apple/Genentech's new
> version of Blast?  Are the performance gains a great as they say?

We've been playing with them for a while. blastn is definitely well
optimized, the others are not yet G4 optimized though the default
performance is already quite good. One note you might want to bear in mind
is that using 2 processors instead of 1 does not help, in fact it seems to
hamper the performance. Besides that we are quite happy with the
benchmarks of blast and many other apps on Xserve. 


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