VBI Installs World's Largest Academic Accelerated Bioinformatics System from TimeLogic
Blacksburg, VA, and Crystal Bay, NV -- Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech now do genome-to-genome comparisons at a much faster rate with the Institute's newly installed TimeLogic•À_•À_ DeCypher•À_ system, a configurable system which speeds up computational tasks. VBI's newly installed TimeLogic•À_•À_ DeCypher•À_ system is the world's largest academic installation and speeds over 30 types of bioinformatics searches. The system, composed of six hardware accelerators, quickens the analysis of DNA sequences allowing scientists to understand the actual biological function of DNA much faster and more economically. This technology will be used at VBI to study the evolutionary genetics of organisms and the genetic basis of human, animal, and plant diseases.