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Table 2 Execution times and memory consumption for running MP-EST as the number of species increases.

From: A maximum pseudo-likelihood approach for estimating species trees under the coalescent model

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
  1. 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).