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Table 5 Resources required for both technologies. Analysis was performed on 16 cores (Intel Xeon E5–2670 @ 2.60 GHz) with 64 GB of RAM Linux server running 64-bit CentOS distribution

From: Comparison of RNA-seq and microarray platforms for splice event detection using a cross-platform algorithm

  Computing time Memory requirements Storage requirements
RNA-seq HTA RNA-seq HTA RNA-seq HTA
Mapping to the transcriptome (STAR) 11.5 h 32Gb 1023 GB
Splicing graph generation (SGSeq) 2 days (5 cores) 14 h 8 Gb per core 5 Gb 70.3 Mb 2 Gb
Event detection 7 min 16 s (10 cores) 1.2 Gb per core 643.6 Mb
Statistical analysis 1 min 43 s 3 min 06 s 2 Gb < 1Gb 6.2 Mb 11 Mb