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NVIDIA Parabricks, a genome data analysis software, is now available

May 20, 2020
Human Genome Center, Supercomputer SHIROKANE users

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Fast GPU-based primary whole genome analysis on some of SHIROKANE's computation nodes
The NVIDIA Parabricks pipeline is now available. Users with a compute node running Tesla V100 will be able to use Parabricks at no additional charge for Parabricks.

Parabricks' use case with SHIROKANE resulted in a 5X improvement in analysis speed.
For more information, please see the following press release.

Press Release (in Japanese)

How to use the Parabricks pipeline

Parabricks runs on a GPU compute node that has Tesla V100 on it.
This can be used if you have a GPU V100 in your course. GPU V100's
The GPUs can be increased with additional options. Parabricks of SHIROKANE
is at its highest performance when the GPU V100 has 8 units.


If you have any questions, please contact the SHIROKANE Q&A.
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