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July 21, 2008

Invitrogen and Active Motif to Evaluate FPGA Technology in Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

  • Invitrogen and Active Motif are working together to explore the use of field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Besides investigating this technology’s ability to speed up data processing, the companies will also assess the physical requirements such as power consumption, cooling, data transfer, and space constraints that an optimal computational solution for research and clinical teams would require. Active Motif’s TimeLogic search appliances couple an FPGA accelerator with optimized genomics algorithms to compare sequences to databases of genes.