Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Informatics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

CeBiTec FPGA Platform Runs Tera-BLAST Hundreds of Times Faster

Published: Monday, February 03, 2014
Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Addition of TimeLogic’s latest J-series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware to computational tools platform increases speed of sequence comparison.

The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) at Bielefeld University has added TimeLogic’s latest J-series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware to their computational tools platform. TimeLogic’s DeCypher systems are designed to greatly increase the speed of sequence comparison by combining custom FPGA circuitry with optimized implementations of BLAST, Smith-Waterman, Hidden Markov Model and gene modeling algorithms.

According to Michael Murray, Manager of Sales & Marketing for TimeLogic products at Active Motif, “This purchase represents the expansion of an existing DeCypher system, and we’re very proud of the fact that CeBiTec, like so many of our TimeLogic customers, continues to update their DeCypher platform with the inclusion of our latest FPGA hardware. This J-series FPGA platform will run Tera-BLAST, our accelerated BLAST implementation, many hundreds of times faster than the software-only version.”

Ted DeFrank, President of Active Motif also added, “The TimeLogic brand is the one of the original pioneers in the field of accelerated bioinformatics. We’re very excited about this latest hardware revision, as it will once again catapult TimeLogic far ahead of any other accelerated biocomputing solution and further strengthen our position as the leader in the field.”

According to Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann, who was responsible as principal investigator for the acquisition of the systems and has recently been appointed professor at Giessen University, a broad range of analysis workflows in the research areas of genome annotation, comparative genomics and metagenomics relying on sequence similarity searches can now be greatly accelerated.

Dr. Stefan Albaum, Executive Director of the Bioinformatics Resource Facility (BRF) at CeBiTec, added “We are really excited about the latest products from TimeLogic — not least since these systems allow us to release significant compute capacities on our general compute cluster for other bioinformatics applications.”


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Searching Big Data Faster
Theoretical analysis could expand applications of accelerated searching in biology, other fields.
Imaging Software Could Speed Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Technology could improve access to diagnostic services in developing countries.
Data Mining DNA For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Genes
A new Northwestern Medicine genome-wide association study of PCOS – the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry – has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of the disorder.
Firefly Protein Enables Visualization of Roots in Soil
A new imaging tool from a team led by Carnegie’s José Dinneny allows researchers to study the dynamic growth of root systems in soil, and to uncover the molecular signaling pathways that control such growth.
UEA Research Could Help Build Computers From DNA
New research from the University of East Anglia could one day help build computers from DNA.
Viral Comparisons
ORNL team applies genomics expertise to analyze, map virus sequence database.
Preserving Fleeting Digital Information with DNA
A team has demonstrated that DNA they encapsulated can preserve information for at least 2,000 years, and they’re now working on a filing system to make it easier to navigate.
TGAC Leads Development to Diminish Threat to Vietnam’s Most Important Crop
Advanced bioinformatics capabilities for next-generation rice genomics in Vietnam to aid precision breeding.
Mass Extinctions Can Accelerate Evolution
A computer science team at The University of Texas at Austin has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs.
Furthering Data Analysis of Next-gen Sequencing to Facilitate Research
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed a user-friendly, integrated platform for analyzing the transcriptomic and epigenomic "big data.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!