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The GPU hype and bioinformatics algorithms

I am a big fan of GPU computing (and other “alternative” hardware), but it was refreshing to read this commentary by Lars Jensen, which I could summarize by this statement: You do not see anyone publishing papers with titles like … Continue reading

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Using System-on-a-Chip hardware to speed up alignments

In recent years there has been an explosion of parallel algorithms for solving bioinformatics problems, namely phylogenetic reconstruction and sequence alignment. These algorithms follow the growth of new hardware solutions like  Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (integrated circuits capable of  performing simple … Continue reading

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