Convey hybrid-core system chosen by Eurofins
6 March 2013Tweet
Eurofins MWG Operon, a provider of next-generation sequencing (NGS) services, has announced that it has installed a hybrid-core computing system from Convey Computer. The Convey HC-2ex system is a key element of Eurofins’ state-of-the-art computing facilities, providing faster NGS and the capability to assemble larger genomes than previously possible.
Eurofins MWG Operon acquired the Convey HC-2ex to increase the computational capacity and speed they needed to keep up with advances in NGS technologies. The hybrid-core system allows Eurofins to process massive amounts of sequence data and, in particular, to assemble even the largest genomes with optimal memory and runtime efficiency.
'The installation of a Convey hybrid-core computer is part of Eurofins’ strategic goal to grow our genomics business by investing in innovative equipment,' says Bruno Poddevin, Eurofins senior vice president for genomic services. 'The Convey system ensures our leadership in high-quality, solution-oriented services for our global customer base.'
Eurofins MWG Operon, a member of the Eurofins Group with major offices and production facilities in Europe, the United States, and Asia, is an international provider of DNA sequencing services, DNA synthesis products and bioinformatic services for academic and industrial research.
Based in Richardson, Texas, Convey Computer's hybrid-core computer marries the low-cost and simple programming model of a commodity system with the performance of a customised hardware architecture.