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Edico Genome and DNAnexus announce $20, 90-minute genome analysis on Amazon’s FPGA-accelerated AWS EC2 F1 instance

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What happens when you host a genomic analysis application on the FPGA-accelerated Amazon AWS EC2 F1 instance? You get Edico Genome’s and DNAnexus’ dramatic announcement of a $20, 90-minute offer to analyze an entire human genome. Edico Genome previously ported the DRAGEN pipeline to Amazon’s FPGA instances and DNAnexus customers can now leverage Edico Genome’s Dragen app as a turnkey solution. DNAnexus provides a global network for sharing and managing genomic data and tools to accelerate genomics. New and existing DNAnexus customers have access to the DRAGEN app.


The two companies have launched a promotion, lasting from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31, where whole-genome analysis on the AWS EC2 F1 2x instances costs $20 and takes about an hour and a half. In the next few weeks, Edico Genome’s DRAGEN will be available through DNAnexus on the F1 16x instances as well, which reduces analysis time to 20 minutes or so. Whole-exome analysis will cost about $5 during the promotional period.


The Amazon AWS EC2 F1 instance is a cloud service that’s based on multiple Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P FPGAs installed in Amazon’s Web servers.




For more information about Edico Genome’s DRAGEN processor and genome analysis in Xcell Daily, see: