Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Next Gen Sequencing
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>Resources>White Papers>This White Paper
  White Papers
Scientific News
Decoding the Genome of the Olive Tree
A team of scientists from three Spanish centers has sequenced, for the first time ever, the complete genome of the olive tree. This work will facilitate genetic improvement for production of olives and olive oil, two key products in the Spanish economy and diet.
Four Newly-Identified Genes Could Improve Rice
A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could influence crop breeding and help combat food shortages caused by a growing population.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
Biomarkers That Could Help Give Cancer Patients Better Survival Estimates Discovered
UCLA research may also help scientists suppress dangerous genetic sequences.
Mobile Laboratories Help Track Zika Spread Across Brazil
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical ‘road trip’ through the worst-hit areas of the country.
How “Silent” Genetic Changes Drive Cancer
The researchers found that EXOSC2 expression is enhanced in metastatic tumors because their cells have increased levels of a tRNA called GluUUC.
‘Jumping Gene’ Took Peppered Moths To The Dark Side
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified and dated the genetic mutation that gave rise to the black form of the peppered moth, which spread rapidly during Britain’s Industrial Revolution.
Benchtop Automation Trends
Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.
How Did The Giraffe Get Its Long Neck?
Clues about the evolution of the giraffe’s long neck have now been revealed by new genome sequencing.
Big Data Can Save Lives
The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down

IBM eX5 Improves Next Generation Sequencing for Sanger Institute
Bookmark and Share

IBM

Life sciences and High Performance Computing(HPC) have a symbiotic relationship -- life sciences
research today relies heavily on HPC infrastructure even as HPC itself evolves rapidly to meet
newer, more demanding data analysis requirements in areas such as the Next Generation
Sequencing (NGS).

This paper presents an overview of NGS followed by key technological and computational issues related to life sciences research, with specific reference to Sanger Institute, that are addressed through IBM’s Intel based eX5 systems. Based on real scientific experiment data sourced from IBM and Sanger Institute, we highlight how IBM eX5 servers scale up and are best suited for compute and memory intensive applications such as Velvet, ABySS and SOAP. Life sciences applications benefit not only from the flexibility, dense compute capacity, 512GB-1TB memory exclusively engineered in eX5 enterprise systems for Velvet kind of applications, but also from superior I/O, memory performance and high speed interconnects coupled with IBM’s acumen for simplified cluster administration, engineering innovation for unparalleled power and energy efficiencies.

Further Information

Related Content

The New York Genome Center and IBM Watson Group Collaborate
Project aims to apply advanced analytics to genomic treatment options for brain cancer patients.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
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
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!