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Table 3 Comparison of assemblers on run times and memory requirements

From: Clover: a clustering-oriented de novo assembler for Illumina sequences

Assembler Staphylococcus aureus Rhodobacter sphaeroides Human Chromosome 14
Time Memory Time Memory Time Memory
Clover 5.6 min 10.1 GB 13.9 min 11.0 GB 10.4 h 59.3 GB
ABySS 5.1 min 0.5 GB 11.6 min 0.5 GB 6.7 h 3.3 GB
Bambus2 55.5 min 2.3 GB 3.7 h 12.3 GB 5.1 d 190.3 GB
CABOG NA* NA* 2.9 h 12.3 GB 22.9 h 190.4 GB
MSR-CA 25.5 min 26.2 GB 41.3 min 28.3 GB 1.3 d 34.6 GB
SGA 35.5 min 1.1 GB 1.1 h 3.5 GB 18.8 h 35.0 GB
SOAPdenovo 2.3 min 3.1 GB 1.8 min 5.0 GB 2.1 h 8.0 GB
SPAdes 56.8 min 6.1 GB 29.5 min 4.5 GB 10.9 h 22.0 GB
Velvet 5.4 min 0.4 GB 7.3 min 0.5 GB 11.7 h 72.3 GB
  1. Time the run time to assemble the genome, Memory the memory requirement to assemble the genome
  2. *NA, could not run because of incompatible read lengths in one library