Genomics is projected to produce 40 Exabyte of data annually by 2025, as the latest genomic sequencers generate 2 or more terabytes of data daily. More data opens the opportunity to improved patient care with a caveat. Bio Informaticians and researchers face the dual challenge of having to accelerate workloads to achieve quick and timely results while performing cost-effective analysis.
Application leverages Xilinx FPGAs to provide a fast, automated and cost-effective framework to accelerate genomics pipelines for secondary sequencing analysis. Speed and accuracy are key requirements in genomics secondary sequencing. For a consistent and accurate analysis, the Broad Institute developed a set of pipelines that have been established as the industry standard in the field of genomics. Their pipeline takes over 50hrs to run a whole genome and hence the need for acceleration. With the mentioned Application, bio informaticians can run 10x faster while getting the exact same results as they would without acceleration as there are no source code changes.
Cost and performance efficient
10x productivity compared to manual FPGA optimization
Consistent performance across available platforms with Xilinx FPGAs
Delivers time and cost effective genome analysis on industry standard GATK pipelines
Supports multiple GATK versions for germline and somatic pipelines