I'm currently trying to make sense of the run time that it takes trinity to assemble a transcriptome. I know the general estimation for assembling the transcriptome is that it will take .5 to 1 hour per million reads.
I understand that if I had 40 million reads it should theoretically take 20-40 hours for Trinity to assemble the transcriptome. Does this mean that if Trinity was ran on 10 CPU cores that it should theoretically take 2-4 hours for the transcriptome to be assembled (barring any technically limiting steps) since the processing would be spread across the 10 cores?
Thank you all in advance.