The result for the throughput test on the SGI Challenge is shown in Figure . The other architectures have similar results for all three algorithms. Note that the time per sequence with 24 simultaneous sequences being processed is nearly identical to the time for a single sequence.
Figure: Throughput test for Cray CS6400 for all three BLAST algorithms
The results for the response time test on the three SMP platforms is shown in Figure . Each point is plotted along with its confidence interval. Other sequence lengths have similar response time curves. Note that at the sequence length of 9202 bases, BLASTX took nearly 1.3 hours to complete on a single processor on the Cray CS6400. With 24 processors, it took a mere 3.5 minutes.
Figure: Response time for all three architectures with 500 base sequence
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