Table 2

Time comparison for cached and non-cached downloads

URL of source

Size of File (MB)

Times for Cached Calls (MS)

Times for Non-Cached Calls (MS)


ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/DATA/GENE_INFO/Fungi/Saccharomyces_cerevisiae.gene_info.gz webcite

1.5

Avg. 529

Min 76

Max 2263

Avg. 2799

Min 2022

Max 4002


ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/DATA/GENE_INFO/Invertebrates/Caenorhabditis_elegans.gene_info.gz webcite

2.7

Avg. 637.4

Min 135

Max 2612

Avg. 2438.8

Min 1820

Max 3170


ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/DATA/GENE_INFO/Invertebrates/Drosophila_melanogaster.gene_info.gz webcite

3.8

Avg. 1145.6

Min 193

Max 4944

Avg. 3496.6

Min 2601

Max 4134


ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/DATA/GENE_INFO/Mammalia/Homo_sapiens.gene_info.gz webcite

9.4

Avg. 2003

Min 493

Max 7917

Avg. 12088

Min 5998

Max 32284


ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/DATA/GENE_INFO/Mammalia/Mus_musculus.gene_info.gz webcite

11.2

Avg. 2076.2

Min 681

Max 7344

Avg. 9371.2

Min 7751

Max 12110


Totals

28.6 MB

1278.2 MS

6038.7 MS


Doderer et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:182   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-182

Open Data