Question: Tuning MrBayes - Swapfreq, Nswaps, Nchains, and Temp
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8 weeks ago by
gykajan0
gykajan0 wrote:

Hi,

For an alignment containing 1000s of sequences, what is the best setting for Swapfreq, Nswaps, Nchains, and Temp in MrBayes? I am running an MPI version and tried to raise the number of chains (Nchains) each running on a different CPU core. But did not get significant time decrease compared to 8 chains on 8 cores. Convergence diagnostics and automatic stopping was ON (stoprule=yes stopval=0.01).

Thx,
Victor

ADD COMMENTlink modified 8 weeks ago by RamRS19k • written 8 weeks ago by gykajan0

See What do I do when it is difficult to get convergence.

ADD REPLYlink written 8 weeks ago by h.mon21k

Thanks for the tip, checked it out. It just seems impractical. You have your large dataset, the analysis converges, but takes ages. If it is done already, you don't start to optimise it. Is there any way/hint to set up these values correctly for a large number of chains/cores?

ADD REPLYlink written 8 weeks ago by gykajan0
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