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NVIDIA Gives COVID-19 Researchers Free Access Genome-sequencing software for GPUs

NVIDIA is offering COVID-19 Researchers free access to Parabricks genome-sequencing software for GPUs. “Starting today, NVIDIA will provide a free 90-day license to Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome Analysis Toolkit, Parabricks uses GPUs to accelerate by as much as 50x the analysis of sequence data. We recognize this pandemic is evolving, so we’ll monitor the situation and extend the offer as needed.”

Podcast: Intel Select Solutions for Genomic Analytics at the Broad Institute

In this Conversations in the Cloud podcast, Geraldine Van der Auwera from the Broad Institute describes how her organization leverages Intel Select Solutions for Genomics Analytics. “Genomics analysis creates enormous amounts of data to process, and together they developed Intel Select Solutions for Genomics Analytics. Geraldine finds value in Select Solutions because the provided configurations are tailored for genomics workloads. They are verified by Intel, customized for complicated genomics pipelines, and ready to work right out of the box. The result is end-to-end processing that’s faster and won’t create a backlog.”

Compendium of articles published on Numerical Algorithms for HPC Science

The Royal Society Publishing has recently released a special compendium of articles based on a recent scientific discussion meeting with HPC Industry thought leaders. “This issue contains contributions from those who develop and implement numerical algorithms and software libraries – numerical analysts, computer scientists, and high-performance computing researchers – with those who use them in some of today’s most challenging applications.”

Researchers transmit genome sequence using quantum cryptography

Tohoku University Medical Megabank Organisation (ToMMo) has demonstrated the world’s first quantum cryptography transmission of whole-genome sequence data in collaboration with Toshiba. The transmission exceeded several hundred gigabytes demonstrating that quantum encryption technology is now capable of large-capacity data transmission, opening up practical applications in genomic medicine and research.

Lifebit Launches Federated Genomics Cloud Operating System for Accelerated Discovery

Lifebit CloudOS solves the major barrier faced by the genomics sector: data is often siloed and distributed, inaccessible for multiple parties to analyze. Without the ability to perform analyses across this distributed data the industry is stalled, impeding critical progress in precision medicine and life sciences. “Because it is completely agnostic to the customer’s HPC and cloud infrastructure, workflows and data, Lifebit CloudOS is unlike any other genomics platforms in that it sits natively on one’s cloud/HPC and brings computation to the data instead of the other way around.”

Lenovo and Intel Power Data-Intensive Science at the Flatiron Institute

Today Lenovo and Intel revealed how their collaboration on joint technology solutions that accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI are helping scientists at the Flatiron Institute solve scientific challenges in entirely new ways. “Seeing some of the greatest minds rely upon our technology to discover answers for some of humanity’s most pressing questions is rewarding. But pushing the boundaries of HPC and AI capabilities even further so more people can benefit is what drives us.”

CRAG Adopts Pure Storage for Agricultural Genomics

The Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain has announced plans to deploy Pure Storage solutions to improve its high performance computing environment. CRAG is dedicated to cutting-edge scientific research in plant and farm animal biology. The new solution ensures the speed, scalability and stability required by CRAG’s scientists to carry out vital research projects.

Atos Powers HPC for Genomic Pilot Platform

Atos was recently selected by GCS AURAGEN to provide and orchestrate the high-performance computing infrastructure and storage of a new genomic pilot platform for high-flow sequencing calculation. “The Atos solution is designed to support the entire life cycle of genomic data – from DNA sequencing to analysis production.”

Big Compute Podcast: HPC and Genomics to Revolutionize Medicine

In this Big Compute Podcast episode, Gabriel Broner hosts Mark Borodkin, COO of Bionano Genomics, to discuss how genomics and HPC enable doctors and researchers to diagnose complex diseases and prescribe unique personalized treatments based on individual variations of the DNA. “We decided to abstract HPC in the cloud through Rescale and our software. All our customers need to know is that the solution offers the security and performance they need, and they don’t need to learn the new jargon of cloud.”

Podcast: Seeing the Black Hole with Big Data

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses how the news of the cool visualization of an actual black hole leads to interesting issues in HPC land. “The real point: the daunting 1.75 PB of raw data from each telescope meant a lot of physical drives that had to be flown to the data center. Henry leads a discussion about the race between bandwidth and data size.”