Able to handle the entire output of a HiSeq X Ten
Edico Genome’s DRAGEN (Dynamic Read Analysis for GENomics) Bio-IT Platform provides ultra-rapid secondary analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. DRAGEN uses a highly reconfigurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) to provide hardware-accelerated implementations of secondary analysis pipeline algorithms, such as BCL conversion, compression, mapping, alignment, sorting, duplicate marking, and haplotype variant calling. The flexibility of FPGAs allows Edico Genome to seamlessly update DRAGEN with new pipelines and performance upgrades.
One DRAGEN FPGA can replace 80–100 traditional compute instances, reducing hardware and maintenance costs. Using proprietary technology, DRAGEN performs secondary analysis in a fraction of the time of CPU-based software while also achieving industry-leading base calling accuracy. DRAGEN is available for use onsite and in the cloud, providing users with flexibility in choosing the platform that meets their needs and budget. The onsite DRAGEN platform allows customers to analyze and store their data locally, while DRAGEN in the cloud gives customers access to DRAGEN without large upfront computing expenses.