Convey Computer said this week that the UK’s Genome Analysis Center, TGAC, has purchased two Convey HC-1ex hybrid-core systems, which will be used for genomic data analysis.
The Convey infrastructure adds to an existing compute cluster at TGAC and a ccNUMA-based high performance computing environment.
Mario Caccamo, TGAC’s deputy director, explained that the center decided to purchase additional hardware to speed up its data analysis.
“We offloaded some of our sequence alignment demand to the Convey hybrid-core systems, because they can handle the alignment algorithms much more efficiently,” he said in a statement.
Specifically, TGAC researchers will use the new infrastructure to handle computationally demanding projects such as resequencing alignment for wheat and other polyploidy species, Convey said.
The financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.