Meta-benchmarking: what can we learn by comparing benchmarks?
Department of Biochemistry, Otago
Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Room 241, 2nd floor, Science III building
In the field of bioinformatics, software proliferation has become a significant issue for researchers in the field. There are hundreds of software tools for addressing problems in phylogenetics, genome assembly and protein structure prediction. As a consequence, just selecting a tool and parameter settings is a significant challenge for researchers. Consequently, neutral software benchmarks are the gold-standard for determining what software tools are optimal for addressing specified problems. Yet, are benchmarks themselves reliable, and could these be driving suboptimal practices in software development?