[Bioperl-l] Comparing DB_FILE and SDBM

Mike Muratet muratem at eng.uah.edu
Thu Aug 12 14:44:26 EDT 2004


I did a comparison myself of Bio::Index::GenBank between DB_FILE and SDBM
on the latest version of the files from the Genbank primate division using
a Compaq with 376K of memory and a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 Xeon. I used the
environment variable to control the indexer. I got the latest release of
Berkeley from SleepyCat. 


real    38m32.751s
user    6m36.070s
sys     1m16.650s

Using SDBM

real    46m13.856s
user    6m34.400s
sys     1m15.010s

A negligible difference. Has anyone tried to compare the libraries (or
knows where someone has?)



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