Nvidia is making its Parabricks tool offered for totally free for 90 days(with the possibility of extension, depending upon needs) to any researcher presently dealing with any effort to fight the continuous unique coronavirus pandemic and spread of COVID-19 The tool is a GPU-accelerated genome analysis toolkit, which leveraged graphics processing power to take a process that previously took days, but that through its usage can be accomplished in simply a matter of hours.
Scientists will still require access to Nvidia GPUs for running the Parabricks hereditary sequencing suite, however they will not have to pay anything for the advantage of running the software application.
We’ve lowered dramatically on genomic sequencing times in the past few years, but they still require a huge amount of computing hardware, and Parabricks, which was acquired by Nvidia late in 2015, has established innovation that makes it possible to sequence an entire human genome in less than an hour– which’s using a single server, not an entire server farm.
Speed is of the essence when it comes to every element of the ongoing effort to fight the spread of the infection, and the extreme breathing disease that it can cause. The more sequencing that can be done to comprehend, determine and confirm qualities of the hereditary makeup of both the virus itself and clients who contract it (both during and post-infection), the quicker everyone will be able to move on to potential treatments and immunotherapies.