Seqanswers Leaderboard Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • RNA Seq Hardware Options

    I am planning on running routine de novo analysis of RNA data using SeqMan-NGEN. The miniumum hardware requirements have been stated many times, I am hoping that my questions are specific enough to warrent their own thread.

    Regarding my RNA Seq workstation I would like some opinion regarding the following:

    Would I be better with a 2 x Xeon X5650 (Hex Core) or a 2 x XEON X5680 (quad core) processor?

    I know RAM is crucial especially for de novo assembly but would I notice much improvement if i opted for 96 GB rather than 64 GB?

    Thanks in advance for any help...

  • #2
    It is difficult to provide a definitive answer for your questions. Unless the programs you are planning to run are multi-threaded having more cores will not help. Even if the programs are multi-threaded having 4 more cores may cut time off the length of a run (but not make a difference as to whether you can run that program or not). RAM on the other hand may be crucial since not having enough RAM would make a program not run.

    Depending on how the cost dynamics are working in this case I would suggest that you opt for the most RAM you can afford, even if that means going to a slower/lesser CPU. Having more RAM would not necessarily make programs run faster, just to set the right expectation.

    Comment

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • seqadmin
      Recent Advances in Sequencing Analysis Tools
      by seqadmin


      The sequencing world is rapidly changing due to declining costs, enhanced accuracies, and the advent of newer, cutting-edge instruments. Equally important to these developments are improvements in sequencing analysis, a process that converts vast amounts of raw data into a comprehensible and meaningful form. This complex task requires expertise and the right analysis tools. In this article, we highlight the progress and innovation in sequencing analysis by reviewing several of the...
      05-06-2024, 07:48 AM
    • seqadmin
      Essential Discoveries and Tools in Epitranscriptomics
      by seqadmin




      The field of epigenetics has traditionally concentrated more on DNA and how changes like methylation and phosphorylation of histones impact gene expression and regulation. However, our increased understanding of RNA modifications and their importance in cellular processes has led to a rise in epitranscriptomics research. “Epitranscriptomics brings together the concepts of epigenetics and gene expression,” explained Adrien Leger, PhD, Principal Research Scientist...
      04-22-2024, 07:01 AM

    ad_right_rmr

    Collapse

    News

    Collapse

    Topics Statistics Last Post
    Started by seqadmin, 05-14-2024, 07:03 AM
    0 responses
    19 views
    0 likes
    Last Post seqadmin  
    Started by seqadmin, 05-10-2024, 06:35 AM
    0 responses
    43 views
    0 likes
    Last Post seqadmin  
    Started by seqadmin, 05-09-2024, 02:46 PM
    0 responses
    53 views
    0 likes
    Last Post seqadmin  
    Started by seqadmin, 05-07-2024, 06:57 AM
    0 responses
    42 views
    0 likes
    Last Post seqadmin  
    Working...
    X