Accelerating Bioinformatics Searching and Dot Plotting Using a Scalable FPGA Cluster
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.