Smith-Waterman's New Clothes | GenomeWeb

Smith-Waterman's New Clothes


As bioinformatics software developers learn to better manipulate powerful desktop processors, the argument that hardware accelerators are the only serious option for speeding up search algorithms is no longer an open-and-shut case. That being said, some algorithms are more in need of a boost than others. Smith-Waterman, used for optimal local sequence alignments, has long been regarded as the precise yet time-consuming and processor-heavy workhorse of database search tools.

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