Lenovo, India research institute speed up cancer research via genetic analysis tool
A high-performance computing tool will address demanding genomics workloads.
India’s genome sequencing research institute, and technology firm, Lenovo, partnered to use a high-performance genetic analysis tool that will quicken cancer research.
Under the partnership, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) will use Lenovo’s high-performance Genomics Optimization and Scalability Tool (GOAST) architecture which will resolve demanding genomic sequencing workloads and help researchers find faster insights.
With this, CSIR-IGIB deployed a 28-node system, which is the largest GOAST installation in India. Also, a faster pace of research allows CSIR-IGIB to improve their understanding of diseases like cancer and search for better treatments that will enhance patient outcomes.
GOAST will back research initiatives such as those focused on finding potential genetic roots of cancer.
“For example, researchers can compare cancer genomes against a standard reference genome to identify potential germline mutations (passed directly from a parent to a child) that can trigger or advance cancer development in humans,” read the statement.