[Beowulf] Southampton's RPi cluster is cool but too many cables?

Igor Kozin i.n.kozin at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 25 10:21:52 PDT 2012

Hi Ellis,
if we are to believe the video on the page John pointed to then the
membrane indeed processes both DNA strands. You will probably want to
have a second read anyway in order to improve reliability. We can only
guess what's their signal to noise ratio is.

> I do wonder however if the 7500 bases per second number reported isn't
> misleading marketing (which would devolve your 1/20th figure to 1/40th), as
> with diploid human bases I would expect it to waste half of its time looking
> at something it probably has already seen before.  Maybe there is some way
> to scrape out the duplicates?
> Best,
> ellis

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