FPGA-based HPRC for bioinformatics applications

Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Yasunori Osana, Masato Yoshimi, Hideharu Amano

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Bioinformatics is one of the most frequently applied fields in FPGAs. Some applications in this field can be efficiently implemented by systolic arrays, which are intrinsically suited to FPGA implementations. Others can be expressed as numerical computations which can parallelize through pipelining, instruction-level and data-level parallelism. This chapter covers two sample applications encountered in bioinformatics, namely homology searches and biochemical molecular simulations, and shows how FPGAs can be effectively harnessed to achieve higher performances compared to off-the-shelf microprocessor technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Performance Computing Using FPGAs
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9781461417910
ISBN (Print)1461417902, 9781461417903
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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