Over the last few days, we have been working hard to fully understand the papers by Conway/Bromage, Pell et al. and Rayan Chikhi, who all presented methods to build low RAM de Bruijn assemblers. Among all three, the stats of Minia program by Rayan are so good that we requested his code to understand how he does it.
While searching online for more info, we found these slides from his PhD defense that you may enjoy. For impatient ones, the most important chart is attached below -
You can download Rayan’s PhD thesis here.