Atos boosts genome
sequencing in Spain
January 28, 2019
The Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) in Barcelona has
chosen an Atos supercomputer to support its work in large-scale DNA
sequencing and analysis. To support the vast process and calculation
demands needed for this analysis, CNAG-CRG worked with Atos to build
this custom-made analytics platform, which helps drive new insights ten
times faster than its previous HPC system.
The Atos supercomputer boosts CNAG-CRG’s supercomputing capacity, which
contributes to positioning it as one of the top European centers in
genome sequencing and one of the leading genomic research institutions
in the world. It can now offer deeper and more complete genomic analysis
to health organizations and research groups.
CNAG-CRG is involved in large-scale sequencing projects. These are in
areas as diverse as cancer genetics, rare diseases, host-pathogen
interactions, preservation of endangered species, evolutionary studies
and the improvement of agriculturally useful species. The center
analyses more than 60 billion genomic bases every day and needs to
perform fast and accurate analysis to efficiently process these vast
volumes of data.
“We are delighted to see our technology and expertise being deployed in
such a critical area of science and contributing to a deeper analysis of
genomes that will lead to significant improvements in people’s health
and quality of life" said Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big
Data & Security at Atos.
“Atos helped us to set up a robust platform to conduct in-depth
high-performance data analytics on genome sequences, which is the
perfect complement to our outstanding sequencing platform”, stated Ivo
Gut, CNAG-CRG Director.