[Bioclusters] a dedicated cluster to mpiblast the nr database

Mitchell Skinner bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:04:51 -0800

On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 11:42, Michael Cariaso wrote:
> a ram cache of the db will be a big help
> but a linux process can only use 2 or 3GB [1]
> [1] I've heard 2 & 3 from different responders.No definitive answer yet.

This depends on your kernel configuration.  For the stock Red Hat 7.3
kernel, for example, it's 3GB.  I believe the relevant configuration
option is CONFIG_1GB.