Bowtie is an easy to use, very fast and memory-efficient short read alignment program that aligns short DNA sequences (reads) to the human genome at a rate of about 25 million reads per hour on a typical workstation with 2 gigabytes of memory.
NOTE: Bowtie is licensed and distributed under the terms of the Artistic License.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Improved multithreading support so that Bowtie 2 now uses native Windows threads when compiled on Windows and uses a faster mutex. Threading performance should improve on all platforms.
· Improved support for building 64-bit binaries for Windows x64 platforms.
· Bowtie is using a spinlocking mechanism by default.
· Test option --nospin is no longer available. However bowtie2 can always be recompiled with EXTRA_FLAGS="-DNO_SPINLOCK" in order to drop the default spinlock usage.