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New Advanced Solutions for Big Data Analytics in Genomics

Advancements in genomics are opening new doors for understanding human diseases, and are increasingly informing innovative precision treatment plans. Researchers and scientists need the HPC & AI technology tools to analyze these enormous volumes of data in a timely manner to gain insights into disease and possible treatments.

IIntel Select Solutions for Genomics Analytics makes it easier and faster to analyze genomics data. Advantech choses to work with Intel and GARAOTUS to deliver reliable servers, a streamlined HPC end user for solution design and deployment, and global technical support that meets the needs of customers in the genomics community.

SKY-5240, A Validated Platform with Quality Result

Advantech SKY-5240 2U 4-nodes server is now a verified Intel Selection Solution for Genomics Analytics.

Fulfills GATK 4.1. requirement, and speedup 75 % for the BWA performance
Validated with GATK Best Practices workflow for Germline Variant Calling
Capable of processing over 6.0 whole genome sequences (WGS) per node per day
Multi-node design is more space-efficient in big data analytics

Full Service to Accelerates Deployment Progress

Advantech collaborates with GARAOTUS, a leading IT service provider, to meets the needs of customers in the genomics community.

Architecture/ Solution Design
Delivery and Deployment
Global Technical Support
Training Services
2U, 4-node Compute Node


  • One Instead of Four: Eight 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors in a 2U 4-node form factor

  • High performance : each node supports up to two 22-core CPUs. 6-ch memory design supports up to 768GB of RAM

  • High Reliability: Robust platform optimized for high reliability in network

  • Space-efficiency: 2 PCIe slots with PCIex16 bandwidth per node enables a broader choice of I/O, offloading and acceleration