Question: What is a Gbase?
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3.5 years ago by
John Smith220
United States
John Smith220 wrote:

I am new to bioinformatics and I am currently learning how to use software that generates artificial FASTQ files from a given reference genome. In the manual appears the following:

"On an Intel Xeon X5650 processor (12M cache, 2.66 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel QPI), when using real quality scores and simulating sequencing errors, and with the other parameters set to their defaults (see Section 2), it takes about 6 hrs 20 mins to process 1 Gbase."

What exactly is a Gbase in this context?

 

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.5 years ago • written 3.5 years ago by John Smith220
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3.5 years ago by
Ahill980
United States
Ahill980 wrote:

1 billion bases of DNA sequence.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.5 years ago by Ahill980

Thank you. I thought that might be it but was not entirely sure.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.5 years ago • written 3.5 years ago by John Smith220
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I'm just glad we're counting in a decimal system.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.5 years ago • written 3.5 years ago by Matt Shirley8.0k
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