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News, Articles, Announcements

Feb 26, 2014
University of Ghent deploys TimeLogic's latest FPGA-based hardware accelerated biocomputing platform.
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."
Jan 28, 2014
Accelerated Blast for Bioinformatics: CeBiTec FPGA Platform Runs Tera-BLAST Hundreds of Times Faster.
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."
April 2, 2013
TimeLogic Releases New BLAST With Over 1,200X Speed-Up.
January 30, 2013
Southern Cross University acquires DeCypher system for genome research.
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.
October 22, 2012
Cloud outages can and DO occur ...
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
October 31, 2011
TimeLogic announces new FPGA-based bioinformatics platform delivering accelerated BLAST with over 400x speed-up
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."
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."
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]."
September 14, 2011
Efficiency Matters: Introducing Koomey's Law
September 13, 2011
Bielefeld University deploys TimeLogic system for genome analysis
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."
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..."
September 24, 2009
Electronics Recycling Program Offers Credit Towards SeqCruncher Hardware
September 9, 2009
DeCypher 8.5 and Core Admin Module
September 1, 2009
DeCypher 8.0.2 improves GeneDetective flexibility
July 15, 2008
DeCypher 8.0.1 Delivers Wide-Ranging Improvements
November 18, 2008
TimeLogic® achieves the performance of 471 CPU-cores for HMM searches using single FPGA accelerator
September 8, 2008
Accelerating Downstream Understanding of Next-Gen Sequencing Data
August 15, 2008
Coping with DNA reconstruction
July 21, 2008
Invitrogen and Active Motif Explore Use of FPGA Technology for Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis
June 19, 2008
Active Motif Announces Deployment of SeqCruncher™ Accelerators on HP's Proliant Servers and Workstations at ISC 2008
March 4, 2008
SeqCruncher™ FPGA accelerator delivers 3-20X speedup for TimeLogic's next-generation sequence analysis solutions
March 4, 2008
Add-On Speed for Bioinformatics
February 3, 2008
TimeLogic updates DeCypher software to 7.6.2
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
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.
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
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
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