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Accelerating Bioinformatics Searching and Dot Plotting Using a Scalable FPGA Cluster
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Hardware accelerated platform enables fast analysis of DNA sequences.

This white paper presents an FPGA-based accelerated solution for DNA sequencing and dot plotting. It describes how multiple FPGA devices can be deployed to create a scalable cluster dedicated to the task of analyzing large amounts of data, and how this clustered hardware application can be connected to a software application for visualization and analysis.

Also discussed, parallel FPGA optimizations, and how higher-level programming methods, using the C language, can speed the development of this and other types of highly parallel algorithms.

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