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AccelStor Empowers All-Flash Array to Advance Genomics Data Analysis

Time: 2017-11-29  /  View: 2,156 times

November 29, 2017 – Fremont, Calif. – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, will reveal the upcoming NeoSapphire all-NVMe flash array model, targeting high-performance computing (HPC) applications for scientists, researchers, and engineers. The high performance, outstanding throughput, and low latency of the NeoSapphire all-NVMe flash array make it the perfect storage solution for HPC applications such as genomics, computational chemistry, and engineering simulation. This storage solution has been proven in Atgenomix's enterprise-ready bioinformatics environment. The company offers a reliable data platform where researchers can analyze genomics data quickly with any necessary tools.

Due to the vast amount of data that genome sequencing produces, Atgenomix adapts the NeoSapphire all-flash array to quickly scale the storage workload needed to analyze the algorithms used in genomics simulation. Atgenomix leverages Apache Spark as a cluster computing platform for data analysis in genomics. Such HPC applications require high network speed, fast storage, large amounts of memory, and very high computing capabilities. Some HPC systems include numerous servers with powerful CPUs and internal hard disks. However, this approach may offer enough computing capability yet still exists I/O bottlenecks, and it will drag down the overall time for results. With AccelStor's NeoSapphire storage solutions, Ategeomix and their client can accelerate genome data faster and cost-effectively.

AccelStor FlexiRemap® software technology speeds up dynamic data queue supports for computing nodes to remove bottlenecks in data-backed scientific projects and other HPC applications. This approach will deliver complete removal of I/O bottlenecks and rapidly respond to different demands of HPC usage regardless of implementing more costly computing nodes. The most I/O-intensive data demands in HPC applications are those where the whole simulation process must be compared to previous checkpoints all the time. Data lifecycle in genome study in a clinical trial is a good example.

"Atgenomix SeqsLab enterprise-ready cluster computing delivers accelerated performance with multiple orders of magnitude in whole genome and exome analysis. Integrating with AccelStor NeoSapphire high-performance parallel storage further increases 3x acceleration in data processing. Together we can bring to our customers one complete, reliable, scalable genomics informatics platform with unmatched performance.", Allen Chang, CEO of Atgenomix.

General Manager of AccelStor USA, Luc Yu, said "Storage performance and IT infrastructure has become a clear competitive advantage to enterprises and organizer's business model. AccelStor promises to revolutionize HPC storage solution across myriad industries. With AccelStor NeoSapphire series, enterprise and scientists will be able to rapidly deliver the research result, maximize the amount of data processed and enable customer to find greater insights."

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About AccelStor, Inc.
AccelStor is accelerating the paradigm shift from conventional disk arrays to modern all-flash storage. AccelStor's NeoSapphire all-flash arrays, powered by FlexiRemap software technology, deliver sustained high IOPS for business-critical applications. With streamlined storage management, multi-protocol support, and front-access, hot-swappable solid-state drives, the NeoSapphire series promises to resolve performance bottlenecks for I/O-intensive applications like artificial intelligence, IoT, data center, virtualization, high-performance computing, database, media processing, fintech, and gaming. For more information about AccelStor and NeoSapphire, please visit www.accelstor.com.

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