Table 2

Execution times and memory consumption for running MP-EST as the number of species increases.

number of species

CPU time (seconds)

Memory (MB)


MP-EST

STAR

RT

MP-EST

STAR

RT


20

22

< 1

< 1

1421

196

8601


80

7178

3

< 1

1423

200

8610


160

185538

9

1

1436

212

8615


Twenty gene trees were generated from 20-taxon, 80-taxon, and 160-taxon species trees and used as data to reconstruct species trees using MP-EST, STAR, and RT. The analyses were conducted on a linux machine (Dual Quad Core Xeon 2.66, 32GB RAM).

Liu et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:302   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-302

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