Catalyzing the Advancements in Genomics to Lower Barriers to Sustainable Innovation

In the 21st Century, if Big Data is used effectively in the health sector only, it can save 300 billion dollars per annum, as per the McKinsey Global Institute survey. Though the Genomic science is experiencing big data overload, its benefit to humanity of deciphering such big biological data sets using NGS technology makes it the ultimate use case in the coming era. 

Pairwise DNA Optimization using Intel Xeon Phi

The Smith-Waterman algorithm is widely used for pairwise DNA sequence alignment. The computation, consisting of looking for pattern in very long strings of the DNA alphabet, is very demanding. Using the Intel Xeon Phi, tremendous performance gains can be obtained, as long as the algorithms have been modified to take advantage of parallelism.