[Bioclusters] Nomenclature (was Re: Call for information.)

Ivo Grosse bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 19 Apr 2002 17:52:29 -0400

Hi Chris,

all of your points are interesting, but don't forget that our question 
was not to evaluate BLAST (neither its performance, nor its accuracy), 
but to evaluate the performance of different platforms running BLAST.

Everyone of us knows that we have to use *exactly* that program for 
benchmarking that we are going to use for our future work.  And in our 
case BLAST is a pretty good approximation.

As I wrote before, I think that probably there is no standard benchmark 
test, and it is questionable if there could ever be a benchmark test 
accepted as standard.  But we (and only we) are interested in the 
question how BLAST performs on dual-P3s versus dual-Athlon-MPs versus 
dual-P4s, and if some of you may have a partial answer to that 
question, we would be happy to hear it.

Have a great weekend!


"Chris Dwan (CCGB)" <cdwan@mail.ahc.umn.edu> wrote on Fri, 19 Apr 2002:

> I think that there are two things to remember when we're building this
> set of "standard" tests: