Breakthrough BLAST-n Solution From SGI and Mitrionics Speeds Query Performance by Up to 16 Times

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SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) and Mitrionics(TM), Inc., today unveiled the world’s first turnkey bioinformatics appliance based on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology and open source software. This solution is designed to break through query logjams that result from next-generation sequencing instruments and multiple genome studies using NCBI BLAST-n.
The new SGI(R) RASC(TM) Appliance for Bioinformatics – Featuring Mitrion(TM)-Accelerated BLAST-n achieves faster query times by combining SGI RASC (Reconfigurable Application-Specific Computing) technology, an accelerated version of BLAST-n software developed by Mitrionics, and the acclaimed SGI(R) Altix(R) server platform.
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