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Announcing WASAI Lightning Plus - WGS in 3 hours with Intel PAC D5005

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Jun. 30, 2020 –Today WASAI Technology, a Taiwan-based startup as a genomics analysis acceleration solution provider, announces to release GATK DNA Sequence Acceleration Solution- Lightning Plus, running on Intel high-end FPGA cards - PAC (Programmable Acceleration Card) D5005 with Stratix® 10 SX FPGA. It allows genomics variant caller users to experience high performance, up to 11x faster, in comparison with the CPU-based secondary analysis without any changes.

WASAI Lightning Plus has run on Dell, HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) servers, the qualified server models for the Intel PAC D5005. (For More Details) Through a simple installation of WASAI Lightning Plus software package, to execute this Intel latest high bandwidth, and high memory usage FPGA card, billions of DNA base pairs are analyzed in parallel with high-throughput computing.

The threat of COVID-19 pandemic brings comprehensive impact in 2020. The public is aware of the importance of public health. Scientists try to find out how human genetic variants would affect the human body in terms of susceptibility, severity and outcomes. (For More Details) This unpredictable worldwide event thus evokes the needs for genomics research. WASAI provides an all-in-one accelerated solution which integrates the hardware and the open source genomics analysis software tools. Users who have on-premise requirements doesn’t need to concern about the inconvenience of on-premise infrastructure and the maintenance and operation cost.

WASAI demonstrates on Intel PAC (Programmable Acceleration Card) D5005-based Genomics Accelerated solution, taking 3 hours to finish 1 human whole genome and to finish, 8 human whole genome per day. "Current combination of CPU/Memory/SSD/FPGA in 2U server is the best cost-performance fit. However, we will never be satisfied with the performance. We expect the more impressive performance by gains on using multiple FPGA cards." Said Calvin Hung, CEO of WASAI Technology.

WASAI Lightning is now available on Intel PAC (Arria® 10 GX FPGA) and WASAI Lightning Plus is now available on Intel PAC D5005 (Stratix® 10 SX FPGA). For more information, please contact

About WASAI Technology Inc.

WASAI Technology's mission is to deliver acceleration technologies of High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) in future data centers for targeted vertical applications with massive volumes and high velocities of scientific data. To strengthen and advance scientific discovery and technological research via big data-intensive acceleration in high-performance computing, WASAI Technology aims to improve commercialization and commoditization of scientific and technological applications.



WASAI Tecnology Inc.

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