Hardware/system requirements for ACEDB

Richard Durbin rd at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Aug 28 04:47:36 EST 1997

The amount of memory you require for ACEDB depends very much on how
big the database is (i.e. the disk space used by the database/
subdirectory).  Our rule of thumb is that one typically uses 5-10Mb
plus up to 10% of the disk space size of the database.  So with a
200Mb database perhaps 25Mb memory, and with a 500Mb database
(e.g. the C.elegans one) up to 50-60Mb.  In fact for short sessions
less memory is used -- it is only when all classes are explored, or
for example when parsing big files that these sorts of amounts of
memory get used.


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