Business Intelligence

IBM POWER8 HPC System Accelerates Genomics Analysis with SMT8 Multithreading

Provided by IBM

Category Business Intelligence

Type Analyst Report

Length 11

Publish Date February 22 2017

Date posted January 10 2018


Despite multiple prior Hadoop Genome analysis attempts on an existing 120-node Intel Xeon-based LSU HPC cluster, the LSU Center for Computational Technologies’ large metagenome dataset could not be analyzed in a reasonable period of time on existing resources. Instead the University looked to IBM and its Power Systems. This paper looks at the performance difference between x86 and POWER8-processor architectures for big data analysis.

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