As part of some work in support of the bio-informatic industry, I
would like to test out a few different computer hardware
configurations I am thinking of using, specifically as it performs
running the NCBI "blast" tools. I've got the tools set up and some
scripts to capture run times, but now I am in need of some test data.
Specifically I need database(s) that represent typical usage and take
at least several minutes (rather than seconds) to run. The data can
be old and public-domain; it just has to exercise the BLAST tools in a
way they typically are used.
Any help would be greatly appreciated; anyone out there who could
spare a few hours over the course of a week or two, working w/ me by
Email or phone, I would also be willing to compensate say $100 - $150
an hour or whatever for your help.
Thanks in advance,
hin at alma.com