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Table 2 Comparison of the peak memory consumption of GenomeTester4, Jellyfish 2.2.0, KMC 2.2 and DSK 2.0.7 while counting 32-mers with 24 threads

From: GenomeTester4: a toolkit for performing basic set operations - union, intersection and complement on k-mer lists

Source sequence H. sapiens genome H. sapiens chromosome 14 sequencing reads (GAGE library 1)
File sizes 24 files, 3.0 Gbp 2 files, 2.55 Gbp
GListMaker 64 GiB 24 GiB
JellyFish 23 GiB 9 GiB
KMC 11 GiB 11 GiB
DSK 32 GiB 2.7 GiB
  1. For KMC, the RAM-only version was used to speed up the counting