Collaboration with Dell EMC and Intel Targets Advances in Application Performance.

Spurred by the increasing reliance of life sciences researchers in the academic and private sectors on computational methods and data-enabled science, SDSC inaugurated a new life sciences computing initiative focused on improving the performance of bioinformatics applications and associated analysis pipelines on current and future advanced computing systems. Dramatic improvements in scientific instruments and techniques, such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Cryo-electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM), are enabling the rapid accumulation of vast amounts of data including DNA/RNA molecular sequences and high-resolution imaging of biological structures from all manner of animal and plant organisms. The research and biotech community faces daunting challenges to manage and analyze this trove of data.