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Table 4 The average running times of the metagenomics workflow on the AWS cloud

From: Tavaxy: Integrating Taverna and Galaxy workflows with cloud computing support

Dataset Cores
  1 4 8 16 32
Windshield Trip A (left) 330 ($4.1) 82 ($4.1) 34 ($4.1) 18 ($1.4) 14 ($2.7)
Windshield Trip B (left) 371 ($4.8) 91 ($4.8) 40 ($4.1) 21 ($1.4) 15 ($2.7)
Sargasso Sea (Sample 1) 252 ($3.4) 60 ($3.4) 22 ($3.4) 15 ($1.4) 9 ($2.7)
Sargasso Sea (Samples 2–4) 299 ($3.4) 73 ($3.4) 26 ($3.4) 16 ($1.4) 10 ($2.7)
  1. The average running times in minutes for a computer cluster on the cloud. The number in bracket is the computation cost in US Dollars for the US-East site with $0.68 per hour (2011 AWS price list). (Note that partial computing hour of an instance is billed on Amazon as a full hour.)