We're researching the resource (CPU time and memory) requirements for RNA STAR at the moment. Specifically, we'd like to build up a database of input size to resource usage so that we can use this to feed a dynamic destination mapper (currently our STAR configuration uses a thumbsuck for RAM and CPU requirements that is not optimal but works in many cases).
Has anyone collected these metrics before? And more generally, is anyone collecting metrics for a range of bioinformatics tools? A database like this could be very useful!