SARUMAN is a software to align short sequencing reads against a genomic reference. To speed up the normally time-consuming alignment an NVIDIA graphics card is used exploit the massive parallel architecture of new graphics processing units (GPUs).

Comparison of Acceleration Techniques for Selected Low-Level Bioinformatics Operations

Within the recent years clock rates of modern processors stagnated while the demand for computing power continued to grow. This applied particularly for the fields of life sciences and bioinformatics, where new technologies keep on creating rapidly …