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WASAI CEO Calvin Hung Showcases Lightning Accelerated Solution at Intel Korea Workshop

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Oct 31, 2023- WASAI's CEO, Calvin Hung, recently presented at an Intel Korea workshop held at Yonsei University in Korea. The event, co-hosted by Intel and Yonsei University, gathered a diverse group of participants, including Intel Korea, Intel Partners, Yonsei University Hospital and University staffs, to explore the impact of Intel technologies on healthcare in the Asia Pacific region.

Calvin's presentation centered on "Co-designing Transparent Acceleration of Genomic Data Processing and Heterogeneous Hardware using Intel CPU and FPGA" highlighting the transformative potential of FPGA card accelerated solutions in healthcare. One of the key takeaways was the integration of Intel's oneAPI for FPGA, a revolutionary software programming model simplifying application development across various computing architectures, particularly FPGAs. This streamlined approach enables developers to harness the full potential of FPGAs without grappling with hardware-specific coding, fostering quicker innovation and optimization on Intel platforms, including compatibility with frameworks like TensorFlow and OpenVINO.


During the workshop, Calvin conducted a demonstration using the latest Intel 4th generation Xeon processor in tandem with the Intel Agiliex FPGA card. The demo showcased the power of FPGA card acceleration in genomics analysis, particularly for Alignment, DupMarker, and Sorter. Notably, the FPGA-accelerated solution completed the task in just 4 minutes compared to 14.5 minutes without acceleration, achieving a remarkable 3.5X acceleration in the analysis process.


The implications of FPGA card accelerated solutions in healthcare are profound. Speedier genomic data processing can lead to expedited and more accurate diagnoses, personalized treatment plans, and deeper insights into individuals' genetic profiles. This technology can revolutionize how healthcare professionals deliver personalized care, resulting in improved patient outcomes and more efficient healthcare services.


WASAI Lightning Accelerated Solution pioneering use of FPGA card accelerated solution is driving innovation in personalized medicine. Through Intel's oneAPI and FPGA card technology, we are able to advance genomics analysis, bringing personalized medicine closer to becoming a reality.






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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.

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