Performance of Linux systems for BLAST searching??

Nathan O. Siemers nathan at dna.hpw.pri.bms.com
Sat Dec 19 10:27:07 EST 1998

amartin at stagleys.demon.co.uk (Andrew Martin) writes:

BTW, I would think that you should be able to get an Alpha box for
much less than $6000-8000, even with a gig of ram.  3-4 would be more


> Dave Kristofferson (kristoff at NET.BIO.NET) wrote:
> : I'm thinking about setting up an in-house BLAST server on a limited
> : budget and was wondering what kind of performance people are getting
> : out of Linux machines these days.  I've received some attractive
> : quotes on 600 MHz Alpha and dual 450 MHz Pentium II systems with 1 GB
> : of RAM in the $6,000 - $8,000 range.  I'd be interested in hearing
> : people's experiences with similar systems.

Nathan O. Siemers - Transcriptional Profiling, Bioinformatics -
Division of Applied Genomics - Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical
Research Institute - Hopewell Building 3B - P.O. Box 5400, Princeton,
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