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STTR Phase I: Network Offloading for Genome Sequence Searching using the…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88505
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0741004
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RNET Technologies, Inc.
240 W. Elmwood Dr. Suite 2010 Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Network Offloading for Genome Sequence Searching using the SmartNIC
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0741004
Award Amount: $149,950.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project aims to develop a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based co-processing unit that will enable more rapid searches of protein and nucleic acid data by allowing, among other functions, one core of a multicore system to be used as a co-processing unit for data management. Enabling faster comparison and analysis of sequences is essential to the more efficient alignment and identification of molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids whose numbers have grown tremendously over the last two decades and continue to increase. The efficient mining of various databases with tools that allow rapid regional and global alignments is an important part of bioinformatics. With the increasing complexity of the volume of protein and nucleic acid sequence data, it is imperative that hardware and software tools be developed that would allow fast searches of these growing databases. Production of a Field Programmable Gate Array based co-processing unit would enable such a computational acceleration and would improve the currently obtained speeds by a considerable margin. As such, the effects of the technology are likely to be significant.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Sabin
PhD
9374332886
gsabin@rnet-tech.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Sabin
PhD
9374332886
gsabin@rnet-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RNET Technologies, Inc.
240 W ELMWOOD DR STE 2010 Dayton, OH 45459

EIN/Tax ID: 200098466
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1880 Pratt Drive
Suite 2006
Blackburg, VA 20406
Contact: Linda Bucy
Contact Phone: (540) 344-9205
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university