Prometheus Alliance Launched to Accelerate Adoption of Purpose-Built HPC

Ok, so maybe not everyone is smart enough for bioinformatics, but did you know that in high performance computing, it is the largest market segment followed by aerospace and defense? Check out the press release about the launch of Prometheus Alliance:

Tycrid Platform Technologies, a provider of scalable GPU-based HPC platforms and shared resource solutions for bioinformatics applications, today announced the launch of the Prometheus Alliance, a limited collaboration alliance focused on developing new High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions for Bioinformatics, the application of advanced computing technology for managing and analyzing genomic and biological data.

According to Chris Heier, President of Tycrid Platform Technologies, “The Prometheus Alliance is being established to address a specific challenge that continues to impede the progress of scientific discovery – the lack of scalable, purpose-built appliances. I feel this is critical as we can virtually eliminate the need for scientists to become computer scientists. Our goal is to take a fresh, innovative approach to developing HPC solutions that do one thing really well – address specific computational challenges for bioinformatics.”

Tycrid will be participating at the SC09 conference in Portland, Oregon, demonstrating its workstation and server solutions from booth number 255, and company co-founder and Chairman, Tim Davies, will deliver a special presentation discussing Tycrid’s custom HPC solutions and the Prometheus Alliance during the SC09 Exhibitor Forum on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at 4:30PM in room number E147-148 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Tycrid Platform Technologies designs custom GPU-based HPC platforms and shared resource solutions for the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. For more information on Tycrid Platform Technologies, please go to More information on the Prometheus Alliance can be found at