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Danish Ag Science Institute Doubles DeCypher Capacity

NEW YORK, March 24 - Time Logic said today that the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS) has doubled capacity of its DeCypher accelerated bioinformatics platform.


DIAS, a research institution under Denmark's Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, originally implemented DeCypher in 2001 for cattle and pig genomic analysis. According to Christian Bendixen, chief scientist in the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics at DIAS, the institute is now performing larger EST and genome sequencing projects that require additional DeCypher capacity.


Decypher uses field programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware to speed the computational time for bioinformatics applications such as Blast, Smith-Waterman, and hidden Markov model analysis.

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