Heterogeneous Computing in the Cloud: Democratizing Compute Resources for Life Sciences
The combination of heterogeneous computing and cloud computing is emerging as a powerful new paradigm to meet the requirements for high-performance computing (HPC) and data throughput throughout the life sciences (LS) and healthcare value chains. Of course, neither cloud computing nor the use of innovative computing architectures is new, but the rise of big data as a defining feature of modern life sciences and the proliferation of vastly differing applications to mine the data have dramatically changed the landscape of LS computing requirements.