A thread is a unit of execution on your processor. Using multithreading can increase execution speed of the job. Set it as high as you want, depends on the number of available threads. On Linux the command
nproc tells you how many you have. The speed increase is not linear though since at some point you are restricted by I/O bottlenecks.
From the manual:
-t integer Number of threads to use. The default value of 0 is configured to automatically use up to 4 CPU cores (if present). Numbers higher than 4 (or maybe 8) will probably not make much sense because of diminishing returns.
So I would start with 4 if your machine supports that.
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Question about Mira parameters
Mira assembler with IonTorrent
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