I need to make an approximate prediction (in terms of days) on how long it would take to:
Align 150 samples each consisting of 10 million 100bp Illumina paired end reads to the human genome and run mpileup for each.
The machine I have at my disposal has 256 GB of RAM and 4x6 core 3500MHz processors for a total of 24 cores. The storage is a locally attached RAID5 SCSI.
Apologies if any pertinent details are missing - I am having to calculate these things in the absence of any practical experience!
Thanks in advance.