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Table 1 Maximum data capacities of the BLAST interpreter programs*

From: BLASTGrabber: a bioinformatic tool for visualization, analysis and sequence selection of massive BLAST data

Program Maximal capacity Input file
BlastViewer ~1.200.000 sequences XML file (BLAST XML format, size ~2.1 GB )
JAMBLAST ~1.000.000 sequences bls file (NOBLAST csv format, size ~290 MB)
BLASTGrabber ~2.200.000 sequences bgr file (custom text format, size ~ 280 MB)
  1. *as tested on a laptop computer; 1.4 GHz Core i5 2537 M processor, 4 GB of memory, SSD hard drive. Java heap space was set to 4 GB. On average, BLAST data consisted of 100 sequences pr. query.