Scalable whole genome analysis
As we discussed in a blog post earlier, we’ve been working together with Intel to bring world-class infrastructure together with industry-leading genome analysis tools to enable massively scalable whole genome analysis at lower cost. Now, we have released a new white paper detailing the reference architecture and other technical information for our joint solution.
Designed to help NGS scientists keep their sequencing pipelines running smoothly even at capacity – all while saving money and producing better results – our solution provides whole genome analysis for as little as $22 per genome. It meets the computational and analysis demands of Illumina’s HiSeq X Ten, but Intel’s 32-node offering can save researchers up to $1.3 million in total ownership costs compared to the 85-node cluster recommended by the vendor for a BWA+GATK variant calling pipeline.
Here’s a quick look at what makes our solution different:
For more details, check out the full white paper.
Our tests showed that the 32-node system could process and analyze 48 genomes in 24 hours, on average – enough capacity to handle all the data produced by a HiSeq X Ten. We also tested the system with exome data and successfully analyzed approximately 1,440 human exomes every 24 hours.
Together with Intel we were presenting this joint solution at the Bio-IT World 2016 conference in a presentation addressing the growing demand for population-scale genomics.