WOBURN, Mass.--Bioinformatics hardware company Compugen announced a new generation of hardware accelerators for bioinformatics applications. BioXL/G and BioXL/P use the latest field programmable gate array and digital signal processing technologies to deliver a combination of speed and accuracy. The accelerators are scaleable.
BioXL/G accelerates most commonly used algorithms for searching DNA and protein databases, including BLAST, FASTA, Smith-Waterman, ProfileSearch, Frame Search, and Frame+, in addition to GeneWise and other proprietary Compugen algorithms, the company claimed.
BioXL/P is the fastest available accelerator for use with compute-intensive, dynamic programming algorithms such as Smith-Waterman, ProfileSearch, Frame Search, and Frame+, according to Compugen.
Both models are compatible with Unix workstations from Silicon Graphics, DEC, and Sun that use the GenCore operating environment.