Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Contracts with Industry

Kalray Company : Parallelization of bioinformatics algorithm on the MPPA Platform

Participants : Charles Deltel, Dominique Lavenier.

The purpose was to investigate the performances of the Kalray MPPA architecture on scientific life science software. The collaboration started in 2013, and was aiming at implementing the PLAST software on the Kalray MPPA chip (256 cores). PLAST is a BLAST-like parallel implementation designed by GenScale. Experimentations have shown that for these kinds of applications that manage very huge volume of data, the MPPA chip memory capacity was a serious bottleneck.

Sofiproteol Company : Detection of SNPs in the Pea genome

Participants : Susete Alves Carvalho, Pierre Peterlongo.

The Peapol project is funded by Sofiproteol Company. Its mission is to develop the French vegetable oil and protein industry, open up new markets, and ensure an equal distribution of value among its members. The Peapol project counts two collaborators, Biogemma, and INRA, the latter working in collaboration with the GenScale team in charge of algorithmic research do detect SNPs in the pea genome.