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OmniTier Debuts CompStorTM Novos Platform for De Novo Assembly-based Variant Calling

December 5th 2018

December 05, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniTier Inc., an acceleration company enabling faster time-to-inference bioinformatics solutions, debuted the CompStorTM Novos platform for de novo assembly-based variant calling in whole genome sequencing (WGS) applications. CompStor Novos enables breakthrough runtimes of between 2-6 hours per genome depending upon the number of servers in the cluster - enabling 10 times higher throughput on standard coverage genomes and lowering the per genome assembly costs by over 70% compared to alternative de novo pipelines.

OmniTier’s CompStor™ Brings De Novo Analytics to Genomics Researchers in joint study

August 14th 2018

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniTier Inc., an application-specific, high performance solutions company, announced that in a joint study with researchers at the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, the company successfully demonstrated human DNA variant calling using de novo global assembly techniques with breakthrough performance and cost. Using the well-characterized NA12878 short-read sequenced genome dataset, the CompStor™ compute cluster completed variant-caller-ready assembly of a 50x coverage genome in less than two hours. The solution scales to 800x sequence coverage, a dataset size previously considered too large for de novo techniques but necessary to reliably identify new and infrequent variants.

GENOME WEB - OmniTier Touts speed, Cost of De Novo Assembly Product Ahead of Q4 Launch

August 14th 2018

Uduak Grace Thomas
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OmniTier, a developer of application-specific, high-performance data products, has shared some results from a joint study done with researchers at the Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine demonstrating the efficacy of the company's solution for generating variant callerready d e n o vo genome assemblies quickly and at low cost.
OmniTier is currently beta testing the so-called CompStor compute cluster solution ahead of a full product launch planned for the fourth quarter of this year. According to the company, CompStor offers comparable performance to standard alignment-based approaches and uses standard low-cost servers, which should make it an affordable option for customers with limited budgets. When the product launches, OmniTier intends to offer CompStor as an appliance that can be installed locally at customer sites. However, the company will also offer its software on the cloud for customers who prefer that option.
 

OmniTier’s Breakthrough CompStor Genome Assembly Software Stack Available Now

December 12th 2017

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniTier Inc., an application acceleration company, announces the availability of its flagship scientific computing product, CompStorTM Assembly, for de novo DNA assembly and reference alignment. Designed for short read next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, CompStor Assembly delivers dramatically reduced assembly times and improved assembly quality on low-cost hardware compared to currently available assemblers. Using CompStor Assembly and eight CompStor Assembly server nodes, de novo assembly of human genome is achieved in about eight minutes. This performance equals the assembly time previously achieved with the NERSC’s Cray XC30 advanced supercomputer, using 15,360 processor cores and DRAM-based algorithm implementations. By contrast, CompStor Assembly nodes are standard servers based on low-cost x86 Intel processors and tiered DRAM and NVMe SSDs.

Intel and OmniTier will present a novel use of Intel’s Optane™ technology paired with OmniTier’s MemStac™ product

March 20th 2017

OmniTier personnel continue their extended road show with a joint demonstration with Intel at the IBM Interconnect trade show in Las Vegas (https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/ ). Intel and OmniTier will present a novel use of Intel’s Optane™ technology paired with OmniTier’s MemStac™ product, achieving DRAM-standard throughput at latency for in-memory applications at a fraction of the cost.

OmniTier Partners with Intel at Analyst and Press Workshop in Folsom, CA

March 13th 2017

OmniTier is pleased to partner with Intel at this week’s Intel Analyst and Press Workshop in Folsom, CA, showcasing the rollout of Intel’s Optane™ storage-class memory technology. OmniTier CEO Hemant Thapar presented a keynote address on the use of in-memory caching solutions employing Optane™ technology, paired with OmniTier’s MemStac™ product to provide high-performance and cost-effective solutions for cloud-based computing. Senior VP Suneel Indupuru, Ameen Aslam, and Thiago Croce were on hand to present real time demonstrations of the joint technology.

OmniTier Releases MemStac – A Memcached Software Stack Supporting Tiered NVMe SSD Memory

October 5th 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniTier Inc., a cloud solutions company, announces the availability of its flagship software stack, MemStac. Designed for a tiered memory architecture utilizing NVMe SSDs and small amounts of DRAM, MemStac is capable of exceeding 7 million cache requests per second and supporting up to 4 terabytes cache capacity per server node at a fraction of the cost of today’s DRAM-only solutions. MemStac is fully Memcached compliant and can be integrated into existing cache clusters seamlessly, requiring no changes to the existing application (client) libraries.

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OmniTier’s CompStor™ Brings De Novo Analytics to Genomics

Researchers in joint study cut time for de novo global assembly to under two hours with CompStor’s tiered-memory architecture; higher accuracy and a faster path to precision medicine