[SunHELP] Lazy lady....
alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Sep 1 17:51:08 CDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 01:12:53PM -0400, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: "Fernando Machado Jr." <fmachadoj at inf.ufrgs.br>
> " we have a software running in our solaris for comparing gene sequences
> " in databases, called blast. We did an analysis here yesterday and it
> " took 20 minutes more than a desktop that we have running linux here.
> " there are little services running, because this machine is only used for
> " that.
> " any tips? what can make this huge machine act like my 486?
> could it be that blast is poorly threaded and doesn't take full
> advantage of multiple procs?
Oh my. When I first read this, I didn't register that it was blast.
I have a friend who works with it at UCLA. He says it's horrible. He
and another friend of mine who's a Sun engineer (or was then) apparently
went through it and rewrote it, and sped it up by something like 20:1 on
a 12-processor E6000, if memory serves.
Fernando, I can probably put you in touch with the guy if you want.
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