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Old 03-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by lh3 View Post
I guess that benchmark is non-typical. It is not frequent to find a file that can be compressed from 15GB to 600MB. Nonetheless, it does indicate that pigz is not scalable. Nils' pbgzip should be much better. Also, if you want to do comparison, there is another more modern variant of bzip2 that is both much faster and achieves a better compression ratio. I forgot its name. James Bonfield should know better.

You are right. I will give this a try using a SAM file. I wonder if the 15GB file was made by duplicating some content over and over. This would explain the compression.
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