Convey GraphConstructor Accelerates Bioinformatics

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Today Convey Computer rolled out Convey GraphConstructor (CGC), a turn-key acceleration platform for bioinformatics algorithms. CGC accelerates construction and manipulation of de Bruijn graphs commonly used in short-read genome assembly applications such as Velvet 1 and Abyss.

Convey’s hybrid-core architecture provides powerful advantages to scientists dealing with large datasets across many disciplines. Nowhere is this more important than in bioinformatics—where customers are achieving performance speed-ups from 2.2 to 8.4 times,” 3 says Convey CEO and co-founder, Bruce Toal. “The Convey GraphConstructor helps researchers explore and manage the data deluge spilling from next-generation sequencing technologies faster and with significantly lower computing costs than in the past.”