SGI this week released the BioCluster, a version of its Altix XE cluster platform bundled with capacity-management software from eXludus that SGI said provides a significant speedup for life science applications.
In benchmarks, a 64-processor configuration of the BioCluster demonstrated a 70 percent acceleration for HMMer and a 90 percent acceleration for Blastn compared to an Altix XE cluster without the eXludus Grid Optimizer software, SGI said.
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