I'm looking at what systems would be good for running
blast/fasta nucleotide searches and am coming up empty in trying to
figure out what impact large cache would have for these programs. As
the chip prices are so massively affected by cache size for every
vendor I've looked at I'm wondering if anyone has information on
this especially as regards sun ultrasparc II chips and intel Xeons
in multiprocessor (4+) systems.
j_martin at munged.lbl.gov