Convey Rolls Out HC-2 Hybrid Core Computer for 2-3x Performance on Genomics

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Today Convey Computer announced their new HC-2 series of hybrid-core computers designed to provide users with greater performance, functionality, and energy efficiency. The company shipped the first HC-2 to JAX, who is using the system for high throughput sequencing in genomics research.

From our initial benchmarks, we anticipate a ten-fold performance improvement in BWA, a key program we use in our research,” said Chuck Donnelly, director of Computational Sciences at JAX, referring to the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner. “Faster computing analysis with the Convey system means that we can see results faster—which helps us fulfill our mission to discover the genetic basis in preventing, treating and curing human disease.”

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