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Table 3 Performance evaluation Number of Sequences

From: Windows .NET Network Distributed Basic Local Alignment Search Toolkit (W.ND-BLAST)

  Number of Sequences
  100 500 1000 1500
Number of Workstations W.ND-BLAST W.ND-BLAST W.ND-BLAST W.ND-BLAST
1 38.15 194.68 461.81 662.68
3 19.20 70.36 154.28 222.67
6 13.28 32.79 77.88 109.12
8 10.09 29.50 58.58 81.70
12 6.74 17.45 40.10 54.66
15 5.04 13.92 33.79 46.67
17 4.05 13.33 32.58 44.97
  1. This table provides the time in minutes to perform the specified BLAST jobs on the number of sequences shown. The database size used for this analysis was 332 MB (formatted size) protein database. BLASTx was utilized to search high-throughput jobs ranging from 100–1500 sequences on various heterogenous workstations ranging from 1 to 17 nodes per job. At 15 and 17 nodes it should be noted that older machines were utilized.