Bioinformatics is a dynamic area of research which continues to thrive due to advances in high-throughput sequencing. The amount of data generated by researchers continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. This presents new opportunities as well as challenges which necessitate new computational approaches.
One promising direction for dealing with large amounts of data and large parallel workloads is to use Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). GPUs hold much greater compute power than traditional processors and are revolutionising the area of high-performance computing.
The purpose of this seminar is to introduce researchers working in bioinformatics to available GPU technologies and some of the recently developed software which makes efficient use of GPUs. This seminar features a number of speakers from a variety of highly regarded scientific organisations.