NVIDIA Parabricks: Accelerating Genomic Analysis from Days to an Hour
This is an article about portfolio company, Parabricks.
Sequencing costs have plummeted with the help of new medical instruments: almost every 6 months we see new instrument with higher throughput like BGI’s DNBSEQ-T7 at 60 genomes per day. At the world’s rate of sequencing, we’ll generate 20 ExaBytes of data by 2025 – more than Twitter, Youtube and astronomy combined. In fact, it would take all the CPUs in every cloud and more than 200 days to run genome analysis.
Parabricks, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based startup, developed a GPU-based solution that speeds up the process of analyzing whole genomes–all 3 billion base pairs in human chromosomes–from days to under an hour. As the platforms generate more data, data analysis has become a major bottleneck in both time and cost perspectives and Parabricks’ solution addresses both of these barriers.
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