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Bluebee Joins OpenPower Foundation


NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bluebee has joined the OpenPower Foundation, an open development community that leverages the IBM Power architecture.

The OpenPower foundation, which includes IBM, Google, Altera, Xilinx, aims to create advanced server, storage, and networking acceleration technology as well as open source software that will provide more choice, control, and flexibility to developers of heterogeneous cloud-based data centers. Bluebee, along with other members, will participate in the workgroup that aims to build reference architecture for high performance genetic data analysis.

Bluebee's participation in the consortium "emphasizes [its] ambition to play a distinctive role in the broader rollout of high performance and cloud-based data analytics for genomics," Hans Cobben, the company's CEO, said in a statement. "We strongly believe that taking on an important role in the OpenPower Foundation will help [in] shaping an emerging market by combining two disruptive technologies, [namely,] cloud computing and genomics."

Earlier this month, Bluebee signed a distribution agreement with Convey Computer, the terms of which state that both companies can sell their respective software products to clients in the next-generation sequencing market.