Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mayo Clinic Win $150,000 in Global Impact Awards

NVIDIA announced today that it has awarded $150,000 in Global Impact Awards to the University of Maryland and the Mayo Clinic for their pioneering research to address social, humanitarian and environmental problems. At the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, researchers who created BEAGLE, a revolutionary way of looking at how evolution develops, earned a $100,000 Global Impact Award. Using NVIDIA GPUs to slice data at lightning-fast speeds, BEAGLE is an open source library and API that hastens analysis of biological sequence data, such as DNA, by providing accurate computations of specific models.