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

by Xilinx Employee on ‎09-12-2017 11:29 AM (17,008 Views)


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:








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  • Be sure to join the Xilinx LinkedIn group to get an update for every new Xcell Daily post! ******************** Steve Leibson is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Planning at Xilinx. He started as a system design engineer at HP in the early days of desktop computing, then switched to EDA at Cadnetix, and subsequently became a technical editor for EDN Magazine. He's served as Editor in Chief of EDN Magazine, Embedded Developers Journal, and Microprocessor Report. He has extensive experience in computing, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems design, design IP, EDA, and programmable logic.