Gaining or maintaining a competitive advantage in a downsized economy presents executive leaderships a challenge like no other, with high stakes in both the near and long term. This article describes a cost effective strategy for building assets ala carte, maintaining advanced technology or product development momentum for success in a rebounding economy.
This paper explores how the data processing components of DNA sequencing can be implemented
using Nethra’s massively-parallel, image-processing chips, with a focus on the initial image-processing phase. This
preliminary study reflects the author’s current understanding of the processes involved, when using the Swift approach
as described in the Cambridge/Harvard paper as applied to Illumina’s
Ever-expanding computing power and increasingly complex systems are at the heart of many new medical
technologies. The push toward complexity is accelerating as do our expectations about what ought to be possible. And as those expectations
about what is possible expand so, too, do our expectations about the rate at which those possibilities
should be realized.
Product lifecycles have compressed even as products themselves become more complex. This is the challenge of modern medical product development – or, really, of development in any technology-driven industry: how do we manage both the increasing complexity of our distributed processing systems and the imperative to build them more quickly and less expensively?
Design of data acquisition and analysis systems that can accommodate TOps/sec speeds can be
daunting, but adoption of the Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture (ATCA) standards can dramatically reduce the
development time and costs required for such complex systems. This whitepaper introduces the ACTA standards and issues in using
ATCA-compliant components for non-telecom applications. Most ATCA-compliant components use the 1G or 10G Ethernet transport protocol,
since that is the standard for the telecommunications industry.
For non-telecom applications, however, the PCIe protocol is often preferred, and there are few standard ATCA components available that are designed for PCIe. For general scientific research and medical device applications, Triple Ring Technologies has developed a minimal set of ATCA-compliant components that can be used with the common PCIe protocol and, when used in conjunction with a standard ATCA or mATCA shelf, provide a general purpose data acquisition and analysis platform capable of TOps/sec speeds.
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