• Very Fast Tree: speeding up the estimation of phylogenies for large alignments through parallelization and vectorization strategies

    19 days ago - By Oxford Journals

    AbstractMotivationFastTree-2 is one of the most successful tools for inferring large phylogenies. With speed at the core of its design, there are still important issues in the FastTree-2 implementation that harm its performance and scalability. To deal with these limitations, we introduce VeryFastTree, a highly tuned implementation of the FastTree-2 tool that takes advantage of parallelization and vectorization strategies to boost performance.ResultsVeryFastTree is able to construct a tree on a standard server using double-precision arithmetic from an ultra-large 330k alignment in only...
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