Flexible, fast and accurate sequence alignment profiling on GPGPU with PaSWAS

Sven Warris, Feyruz Yalcin, Katherine J.L. Jackson, Jan Peter Nap

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

28 Downloads (Pure)


To obtain large-scale sequence alignments in a fast and flexible way is an important step in the analyses of next generation sequencing data. Applications based on the Smith-Waterman (SW) algorithm are often either not fast enough, limited to dedicated tasks or not sufficiently accurate due to statistical issues. Current SW implementations that run on graphics hardware do not report the alignment details necessary for further analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalPLOS one
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015



  • bioinformatics

Cite this