This week, Golden Helix announced that the next version of its SNP & Variation Suite software will be able to run on off-the-shelf graphics processing units and detect copy number variants in less time and at a fraction of the cost of compute clusters and cloud-based computing.

The new GPU capabilities will be included in version 7.4 of SVS that will be released in November.

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