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Life Sciences

Convey Accelerates Research

Advances in instrumentation have significantly increased data generation in the life sciences, requiring similar computational advances for analysis.  Convey speeds analysis with hybrid-core (HC) technology, an advanced computing architecture that combines a traditional x86 environment with a reconfigurable coprocessor.

Convey systems can reduce application run times from hours to minutes and address problems unapproachable with commodity servers. Unlike clusters of x86 systems, the Convey HC-2 and HC-2ex servers provide higher performance with less power, space and cooling.

 Convey's hybrid-core technology improves research by:

  • Reducing time-to-results
  • Allowing more and better science
  • Lowering ownership costs

See below on how Convey customers are using HC servers to solve data-intensive, life sciences analytics problems in areas such as next-generation sequencing and medical imaging.


"Accelerating error correction and assembly of single-molecule sequencing reads"

Presented atJoint 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and 12th Annual European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB) 2013, 21 - 23 Jul 2013
By: Dr. George Vacek, Bryan Hornung, Joe Bolding, Sergey Koren 


"Extending the BEAGLE library to a multi-FPGA platform"

Source: BMC Bioinformatics Volume 14, January 2013
By: Zheming Jin and Jason D Bakos

"Shepard: A Fast Exact Match Short Read Aligner"

Source: Proceedings of the International Conference on Formal Methods and Models Codesign (MEMOCODE), July 2012
By: C. Nelson, K.Townsend, B S. Rao, P. Jones and J. Zambreno

"Draft genome sequence and genetic transformation of the oleaginous alga Nannochloropis gaditana"

Source: Nature Communications, 3:686, Feb 2012
By: R. Radakovits, R. E. Jinkerson, S. I.Fuerstenberg, H. Tae, R. E. Settlage, J. L. Boore & M. C. Posewitz

"Accelerating Fluid Registration Algorithm on Multi-FPGA Platforms"

Source: Proceedings of the 2011 21st International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, pp 50-57, 2011
By: J. Cong, M. Huang and Y. Zou


"Assembly of large metagenome data sets using a Convey HC-1 hybrid core computer"

Source: 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
By: Alex Copeland [from DOE Joint Genome Institute-JGI]

"Better computing for better bioinformatics" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Source: 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
By: Dr. George Vacek

"Screening Short-Read DNA Sequences Against a Protein Database Using a Hybrid-Core Implementation of Smith-Waterman"

Source: Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, April 24-26, 2012
By: Dr. George Vacek; Mark Kelly; Kirby Collins
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icon-microphone.pngAccelerating Research at Bielefeld University for Bioinformatics

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icon-trophy.pngicon-microphone.pngIowa State wins with Convey

icon-trophy.pngConvey Speeds Up Genomics Research at The Jackson Laboratory

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