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Interpreting Linux time command result

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http://stackoverflow.com – I want to benchmark BLAST running time on my server so I started the time command. The server has 16 CPUs and I was running the BLAST 16 threaded. There may have been other applications running in parallel while my analysis was taking place. The output is following: 184255.45user 458.23system 6:37:54elapsed 773%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 83504272maxresident)k 294680inputs+10029344outputs (1799major+149694417minor)pagefaults 0swaps Interpreting user time as the amount of seconds CPU spent running my application I get more than the total time. I have seen people tell that I should divide the t (HowTos)