Wednesday, July 1, 2009

100 API accesses per minute: not a good idea

STRING was unreachable for some time this morning while it was busy processing ~10,000 API requests in about 1.5 hours. 100 API accesses per minute is not a good idea, as this overloads our server, making STRING (and STITCH) unavailable for everyone. Don't run scripts that access the API in parallel.

If you want to do large-scale analysis on STRING data, you can make your and our life much easier by signing an academic license agreement and downloading the full dataset.

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