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Genetically improved BarraCUDA

Overview of attention for article published in BioData Mining, August 2017
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Title
Genetically improved BarraCUDA
Published in
BioData Mining, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13040-017-0149-1
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Authors

W. B. Langdon, Brian Yee Hong Lam

Abstract

BarraCUDA is an open source C program which uses the BWA algorithm in parallel with nVidia CUDA to align short next generation DNA sequences against a reference genome. Recently its source code was optimised using "Genetic Improvement". The genetically improved (GI) code is up to three times faster on short paired end reads from The 1000 Genomes Project and 60% more accurate on a short BioPlanet.com GCAT alignment benchmark. GPGPU BarraCUDA running on a single K80 Tesla GPU can align short paired end nextGen sequences up to ten times faster than bwa on a 12 core server. The speed up was such that the GI version was adopted and has been regularly downloaded from SourceForge for more than 12 months.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 7%
Unknown 14 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 27%
Researcher 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 4 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 20%
Engineering 2 13%
Chemical Engineering 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 August 2017.
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#2,847,921
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