RMS settings for use with GCG (on VMS)

smithp01 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu smithp01 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu
Fri Jan 31 10:17:52 EST 1997

A comment on a VMS-specific newsgroup recommended a change to the RMS 
defaults as a means to make disk accesses run faster: this works by 
increasing the resources available to RMS, which by default (according to 
that individual) are set very conservatively low.  Specifically, 

$ set RMS/BUF=8/BLOCK=120

We tried this and saw a 10-15% improvement in speed on a single run of FASTA.

Anyone else try this?  Any comments?  Any alternative settings?
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