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Table 2 Computation times for enumerating all tryptic compositions up to the length of 30, for different sets of jobs and number of work processes, with and without the maximum mass limit

From: A parallel method for enumerating amino acid compositions and masses of all theoretical peptides

Task Number
of Workers
Job Table Computation Time
   Number
of Jobs
start L max,2 L max,3 L max,4 massMax = 3 kDa no massMax
L = 30 1 1 1 - - - 6 h 03 min 35 h 11 min
  5 30 2 - - - 2 h 12 min 14 h 52 min
  30 30 2 - - - 1 h 39 min 13 h 32 min
  30 255 ≤ 3 20 - - 28 min 5 h 02 min
  71 255 ≤ 3 20 - - 27 min 4 h 57 min
  71 679 ≤ 5 20 24 28 11 min 1 h 20 min
  1. Computations were done using 71 work processes executed on a cluster with 12 Intel Xeon X5650 CPUs running Windows HPC Server 2008.