Sequence assembly software SeqMan NGen 3 has been released by DNAStar. Using patent-pending internally invented algorithms, the software tool assembles a human genome at a normal depth of coverage on a desktop computer in less than a day. Assembling data from all next-generation sequencing technologies, SeqMan NGen is suitable for scientists using third-generation technologies. The product includes a flexible graphical user interface that leads people through experimental set-up for a wide variety of sequence assembly and analysis workflows. SeqMan NGen 3 is being made available with its companion SeqMan Pro analysis software that supports Bayesian SNP identification and facile scanning of genomic data in BAM format on a desktop computer.
For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori
Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware
Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community
Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers