In article <DAI3s3.8t6 at murdoch.acc.Virginia.EDU>,
wrp at dayhoff.med.Virginia.EDU (Bill Pearson) writes:
> gbmam.seq is about 23Mbytes, so on the alpha, the program was reading
> and searching >1 Mb/sec, without any degredation by simultaneous
> searches elsewhere. fgrep on the same file took 33 sec, while cat
> from the NFS system to the local system took 57 sec.
Jeez... 23 Mbytes in 20 seconds real time translates into something
like 1.15 Mbytes/second which equates to 9.2 Mbits/second (excluding
Was this over a standard Ethernet ? If so, then that's more than
Well all I can say is that if you try to do that repeatedly here,
you'd end up being, *ahem*, rather unpopular with everybody else.
Now if it's over FDDI or ATM then that's another matter.
European Bioinformatics Institute
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Hinxton, Cambs., UK.