Computational biology and high-performance computing

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The use of high-performance computing (HPC) to understand the evolution, basic structure and function of proteins is discussed. HPC serves to solve a biological problem due to the massive parallel computation required to solve a particular problem or to algorithmic complexity. The process of folding a protein takes approximately 20 micoseconds to full one second. It is observed that HPC algorithms formulated for biomedical research would require tight integration of computation with database operations and queries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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