Auckland, New Zealand and Carlsbad, CA (Scicasts) - Biomatters and Active Motif are to support the latest version of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology from Active Motif’s TimeLogic division within Biomatters’ Geneious Server high performance sequence analysis software. According to the announcement, the partnership will lead to faster sequence analyses for researchers with high-intensity visualization and computing needs.
The planned DeCypher module for Geneious Server will let researchers offload large sequence comparison jobs such as BLASTX, Smith-Waterman and HMMer to TimeLogic DeCypher cards to process data in a fraction of the time compared to using conventional technologies. Geneious Server is accessed using the Geneious Pro desktop software, whose easy-to-use interface and wide range of sequence analysis tools will give researchers stress-free access to the world-leading DeCypher technology and accelerated algorithms.
TimeLogic’s DeCypher systems combine powerful PCIe cards embedded with FPGA chips, high-performance host-servers, and accelerated implementations of BLAST, Smith-Waterman, hidden Markov model and gene prediction algorithms to accelerate discovery. A single DeCypher card running on a small server can provide the performance equivalent to several hundred CPUs.
“Most of our customers utilize our DeCypher hardware and software in high-throughput annotation pipelines. By partnering with Biomatters, we can provide our customers with Geneious’ additional functionality. Its user interface, upstream and downstream analysis and visualization tools for Next Generation Sequencing data and Sequence Analysis in particular are of great interest to our customer base,” said Michael Murray, TimeLogic Sales and Marketing Manager at Active Motif.
Biomatters’ CEO, Candace Toner, added “The partnership with Active Motif further strengthens Geneious Server’s capabilities in scalable, high-intensity and high-throughput sequencing.”
“Researchers concerned with rapidly analyzing large volumes of sequence data will now have a combined hardware and software package that couples the accelerated DeCypher hardware with the range of integrated analysis tools in Geneious within a single easy-to-use interface. It will be tested, affordable, scalable and ready to go – a custom environment built for biologists, not computer scientists.”
Biomatters and Active Motif are exhibiting together at Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference from January 15-19 in San Diego at booths 323 and 325.
Biomatters’ Market Development Manager, Peter Meintjes, says, “Plant and Animal Genome is the ideal conference to launch this partnership to the genomics community. The researchers attending are the exact target audience for the Geneious Server DeCypher module – a mix of computational biologists and experimental biologists with a desire to use advanced computational tools.”