[SunHELP] Lazy lady....

Phil Stracchino 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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