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CMSC 838T Project 2 

Basic Information

The goal of this project is to find a bioinformatics research topic related to high-performance computing and obtain some preliminary results.

The motivating factor for your project should be to figure out how to take advantage of increasing computation power to improve the quality of bioinformatic applications, while taking into account the near-exponential growth in the size of sequence databases. Earlier algorithms may be oversimplified due to concerns about processing power. Try to find opportunities to use computing power to save user effort.

Project topics

1) Performance of parallel bioinformatic algorithms

2) Precision of bioinformatic algorithms


  1. Conduct survey of related work (read related research papers)
  2. Write up a short description of proposed research before proceeding
  3. Initially concentrate on setting up tools / procedures
  4. Later focus on collecting experimental information
  5. Present preliminary results on last day of class
  6. Turn in short research paper describing project

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