High Performance and Energy-efficient Processing for Bioinformatics Applications in Emergent Heterogeneous Systems (HiPErBio)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2018 Jun 01 to 2021 Dec 31

Financed by: POR Lisboa (FEDER) e FCT

Prime Contractor: R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Massive publication of biological data has led to the tremendous increase in computational complexity of modern bioinformatics applications, thus urging the development of fast and accurate methods to find solutions in exponentially-growing search spaces. To tackle this challenge, this project aims at fully exploiting parallel processing opportunities of different bioinformatics applications (high order epistasis detection and phylogenetic reconstruction) for secure high performance and energy- efficient computing in emerging heterogeneous systems. For this purpose, in this project, a set of breakthrough modeling and innovative task scheduling methods are proposed to leverage the capabilities of computation, communication and memory resources by considering an extensive range of current and future heterogeneous systems: from embedded and general-purpose multi-core systems, up to platforms with massively parallel accelerators, co-processors and reconfigurable devices.


  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Principal Investigators