In order to demonstrate the low memory footprint of Minia, a read contiger built from the GATB-core library, we experienced the implementation of this software on the Raspberry Pi computer.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer including an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor and 512 megabytes of RAM. Operating system and mass data storage are provided through an SD card.
|System||Raspberry Pi||64GB Xeon E5462||64GB Xeon E5462|
|CPU time (hours)||18.9||6.25||13.5|
|Peak Memory (GB)||0.2||29.6||30.6|
|Number of contigs (K)||29.5||29.5||28.2|
|Longuest contig (Kbp)||75.2||90.9||62.6|
G. Collet, G. Rizk, R. Chikhi, D. Lavenier, Minia on Raspberry Pi, assembling a 100 Mbp genome on a Credit Card Sized Computer, Poster at the JOBIM conference, 2013 Jul 1-4 (Toulouse) Best poster award.