How are the cells per columns and length of sequence related?

I only mentioned them here because I have been working with them for a while and it was easy to use it to demonstrate my point (it also is an extreme example of where diversity, or lack thereof, in the sequences being learned have an impact on actual capacity).

The real point here is that if one were to find themselves in a situation where their HTM configuration did not have enough capacity for the problem at hand, the best answer might not be to add more cells per minicolumn. Adjusting another property, such as the activation threshold, may be a better option, depending on the use case.