I am running blastp programme locally against NR database. I have 272 threads in total (68 * 4). To use all computational resources I split my query fasta file in the 270 files and running blastp simultaneously on all 270 files against NR database. In blast command for
--num_threads i am using
1. My questions are
1) Can I get better performance with the approach I have mentioned above compare to use more number of threads in
--num_threads blast argument ?
2) It's been almost 24 hours but none of the command of 270 has generated any output yet. Is this common that blast against NR takes too long to give first output ?
Thanks in advance.