C-DAC Pune developed Supercomputer "Biochrome" helps Biology and Cancer Research


With the research team in Bioinformatics Resources and Application Facility (BRAF) at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Pune developed a new supercomputing facility called Biochrome which greatly emphasis on cancer and biological research.With this technology we can accelerate the various process of investigation and modeling of biological data.

C-DAC Pune developed Supercomputer "Biochrome" helps Biology and Cancer Research


Lots of research were carried out in the field of Biology,mostly the abundant data were available now on the Human Genome Sequencing which will help in modernizing vicinity of medical diagnostics and health-care.We require machines to get the available data,analyze it and make use of high performance computing to get better solution to a health problem.So C-DAC pune developed a new supercomputer called "Biochrome " for helping computational biology research in India.This typical supercomputer Biochrome machine is designed by 10 scientist from C-DAC pune with a very small investment of Rs 1 Crore..This Biochrome machine can be used by researchers from various industry.It can also be used by academic student for their research work.

The Biochrome machine has an advanced server based high performance computing (HPC) ability which helps in various biological research.The advance machine has a computing capacity of 5 TeraFlop i.e it can perform 5 trillion operations in just one second.This will help researchers for sequencing of hundreds of genomes at very high speed and moreover it also has a lower cost.This bioinformatics data will help in recommending modified drugs for every person as per their individual genome sequence.In the United States(US), human genome sequencing costs around $10,000.

Biochrome will be launched in 3-Day symposium on current trends in Bioinformatics "Accelerating Biology 2012" a annual program at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Pune.


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