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News, Articles, Announcements

Feb 26, 2014

University of Ghent deploys TimeLogic's latest FPGA-based hardware accelerated biocomputing platform.

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Feb 21, 2014

Energy Efficiency for HPC continues to grow in importance

"In today’s computing world, energy- and power-efficiency in data centers is critical to reducing a system’s overall total cost of ownership. Energy-efficiency is so important that the energy cost of operating a datacenter far exceeds its initial capital investment."

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Jan 28, 2014

Accelerated Blast for Bioinformatics: CeBiTec FPGA Platform Runs Tera-BLAST Hundreds of Times Faster.

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April 2, 2013

TimeLogic Releases New BLAST With Over 1,200X Speed-Up.

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January 30, 2013

Southern Cross University acquires DeCypher system for genome research.

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Aug 26, 2013

Data Security: NSA Spying is costing Cloud providers big money.

"A report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation said that companies that provide cloud computing services stand to lose as much as $35 billion over the next three years unless Congress takes action to alleviate the fears of American people that they are being snooped on."

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April 2, 2013

TimeLogic Releases New BLAST With Over 1,200X Speed-Up.

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January 30, 2013

Southern Cross University acquires DeCypher system for genome research.

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November 12, 2012

NVIDIA Announces the Tesla® K20 family of GPU accelerators - no mention of Bioinformatics in the list of suitable applications for this architecture.

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October 22, 2012

Cloud outages can and DO occur ...

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November 14, 2011

Active Motif and the Center for Biotechnology (Cebitec) Form Partnership to Jointly Develop Computational Tools for TimeLogic Corporation's FPGA-Based Hardware Accelerated Bioinformatics Platform

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October 31, 2011

TimeLogic announces new FPGA-based bioinformatics platform delivering accelerated BLAST with over 400x speed-up

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October 28, 2011

Oppenheimer analyst sees need for improved Next Generation Sequencing bioinformatics

"David Ferreiro, an analyst with Oppenheimer, said in a research note that although Illumina believes the setbacks are temporary, "[We] believe researchers will take longer to grow into existing sequencing capacity especially when bioinformatics solutions continue to lag."

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October 27, 2011

Amazon Cloud Security Gaps Exposed

"A major challenge for cloud providers is ensuring the absolute security of the data entrusted to them, which should only be accessible by the clients themselves," says Jörg Schwenk, who headed up the AWS attacks.

Schwenk is also quick to point out that private clouds, which are typically hosted at a site internally versus a public provider like AWS, are not safe from these types of attacks either."

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September 15, 2011

The large size of most data sets negates the cost-effectiveness of using the cloud

"Phil Butcher, head of IT at the Sanger Institute, describe their frustrations when it comes to dealing with their current data bottleneck. [...] "The main issue for us is that our data sizes are so large, that the cost and difficulty of moving the data to the cloud stops it being cost effective for many jobs."

The IT leaders of 1000 Genomes Project describe how they must "distressingly often resort to shipping hard disks around to transfer data between centers, rather than use the internet, or even via Aspera which is faster than ftp [file transfer protocol]."

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September 14, 2011

Efficiency Matters: Introducing Koomey's Law

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September 13, 2011

Bielefeld University deploys TimeLogic system for genome analysis

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July 13, 2011

JP Morgan Buys Into FPGA Supercomputing

"Prior to the FPGA solution, JP Morgan's main risk model [...] took 8 to 12 hours to complete -- an overnight run requiring a cluster of thousands of x86 cores. [...] With the speedup, the same risk model took four minutes. [...] In fact, initially JP Morgan looked at GPUs for acceleration [...] But they thought they could do even better with FPGAs."

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January 18, 2011

TimeLogic’s latest FPGA technology to be coupled with Geneious Server

"Biomatters and Active Motif are to support the latest version of TimeLogic's Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology within Geneious Server™. The partnership, launching at this week’s Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG XIX) in San Diego, will lead to faster sequence analyses for researchers..."

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September 24, 2009

Electronics Recycling Program Offers Credit Towards SeqCruncher Hardware

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September 9, 2009

DeCypher 8.5 and Core Admin Module

More Core Admin Module Information

September 1, 2009

DeCypher 8.0.2 improves GeneDetective flexibility

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July 15, 2008

DeCypher 8.0.1 Delivers Wide-Ranging Improvements

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November 18, 2008

TimeLogic® achieves the performance of 471 CPU-cores for HMM searches using single FPGA accelerator

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September 8, 2008

Accelerating Downstream Understanding of Next-Gen Sequencing Data

Bio-IT World

August 15, 2008

Coping with DNA reconstruction

Scientific Computing World

July 21, 2008

Invitrogen and Active Motif Explore Use of FPGA Technology for Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

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June 19, 2008 

Active Motif Announces Deployment of SeqCruncher™ Accelerators on HP's Proliant Servers and Workstations at ISC 2008

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March 4, 2008 

SeqCruncher™ FPGA accelerator delivers 3-20X speedup for TimeLogic's next-generation sequence analysis solutions

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March 4, 2008

Add-On Speed for Bioinformatics


February 3, 2008

TimeLogic updates DeCypher software to 7.6.2

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January 2007 

TimeLogic welcomes new customers, NIEHS, Life Biosystems, Max Planck, and the University of Sydney


December 10, 2007 

TimeLogic credited in My Life My Genome: a Life Decoded, by Craig Venter

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March 13, 2007 

Active Motif's TimeLogic products are recognized in the analysis of the Venter Institute's Sargasso Sea (GOS) data, in conjunction with The Salk Institute.

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March 5, 2007 

Active Motif offers industry perspective for BioIT World Champions 2.0 review.


Feb 20, 2007 

New DeCypher MiniCluster fits in 6" of rack space, brings plug-and-play simplicity to your bioinformatics server room.


Feb 9, 2007 

Active Motif Sees Double-Digit Growth in Time Logic Group, New Deals for AKS2

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January 2007 

TimeLogic welcomes new customers: Nestle, Bayer CropScience, IMIM, BBSRC, Argonne National Labs, McGill University, NYU, Alcorn State and BASF.


June 23, 2005

DeCypher® 7.6.0 released for DeCypher Enterprise and CodeQuest™ Biocomputing Workstations - includes Tera-Probe™ for high sensitivity oligo mapping, faster translated blast searches and HMM-based gene modeling

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May 2006 

The CodeQuest™ Biocomputing Workstation brings value and performance to bioinformatics programs at Keygene, Antara Biosciences, USDA-ARS sites and the Chinese Academy of Sciences


March 2006 

New DeCypher customers include Philip Morris, Sanofi-Aventis and Boehringer Ingelheim, University of Gent


January 2006 

Active Motif deploys DeCypher system to speed informatics at the Spanish National Cancer Agency in Madrid