Genomic Data: Binary vs ASCII – Part Three: CPU vs GPU

Review In the first post, I described some background information on computer storage, how byte arrangement “endianness” can impact our tools, and ASCII vs binary data. In the previous post, I discussed the 3-bit format I used for this evaluation.  Let me summarize the approach and then we’ll proceed to …

Thoughts and Solutions for Processing Large Genomic and Other Datasets

The promises of Personalized Medicine are exciting:  using our genetic makeup and known outcomes, providers will be able to offer a customized treatment plan instead of just using a population health approach. There are challenges: Datasets are large. The human genome is comprised of over 3 billion “base pairs” of …