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Active Motif (TimeLogic)

Location : Carlsbad, California, USA.

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Active Motif, Inc., (Carlsbad, CA) develops assays to speed the understanding of cellular function, and also designs the TimeLogic® biocomputing products to expedite gene and protein sequence comparisons.

The TimeLogic products run optimized software using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) circuit boards installed within a desktop computer or server. These FPGA accelerator cards utilize 1/10th of the electricity of a single CPU, yet process high-demand bioinformatics applications at the speed hundreds to thousands of CPUs. This makes the TimeLogic solutions an environmentally friendly and economical alternative to clusters for compute-intensive tasks such as metagenomics analysis.

A recent analysis of the GOS data set was performed by Dr. Gerard Manning and Dr. Yufeng Zhai of The Salk Institute. Utilizing an 8-card TimeLogic DeCypher system, they analyzed 30 million sequences using Hidden Markov Model (HMM) methods in two weeks. Dr Manning commented that if they had been limited to using a standard computer, this task would have taken well over a century.


hardware accelerated sequence comparisons