Accelerating Genomics Research

Intel and Broad Institute collaborate on powerful & flexible data center solutions for genomics analytics.

The Intel-Broad Center for Genomics Data Engineering

Researchers and software engineers at the Intel-Broad Center for Genomic Data Engineering build, optimize, and widely share new tools and infrastructure that will help scientists integrate and process genomic data. The project is optimizing best practices in hardware and software for genome analytics to make it possible to combine and use research data sets that reside on private, public, and hybrid clouds. The goal is to enable researchers worldwide to generate robust results more quickly by accessing data that may have been unavailable to them before.

Intel and Broad Deliver Genomics Stack

Intel and Broad Institute introduce a new integrated hardware and software solution to run the Broad’s popular Genome Analysis Toolkit faster, at unprecedented scale, with easier open source deployment. See our solution partners below.

A Shared Vision to Foster Discovery

A mission to help researchers everywhere drive insights that ultimately improve human health.

Anthony Philippakis, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Data Officer of the Broad Institute describes the Intel-Broad collaboration.

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Resources for Developers

Access open-source frameworks and tools for optimized genomics analytics, as well as code and reference architectures for implementation, benchmarking, and customization.

Genome Analysis Toolkit*

The industry leading analysis solution. Now bundled with key supporting components for easier implementation.

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Broad’s Workflow Description Language (WDL) - based execution management engine. Flexible, open source, and applicable for local or cloud operation.

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Genomics Kernel Library*

Optimized compute kernels for Intel® architecture under 64-bit Linux* & Mac OSX*. Includes Kernels for PairHMM, igzip compression, and otc_zlib compression.

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A specialized & highly optimized sparse data array for genomic variant data management.

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Workload management, job queueing, scheduling, prioritizing, resource monitoring, and resource management for HPC.

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Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF)

Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) unites Intel’s compute, memory and storage, fabric, and software technologies for the next wave of HPC.

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The Broad-Intel Genomics Stack is an integrated solution to run GATK* taking advantage of Intel’s latest compute, fabric, memory, and storage technologies.

Intel® Products

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family

High throughput scoring on existing server class infrastructure.

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Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor Family

Achieve shorter time to train deep neural networks on robust, scalable infrastructure.

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