Parallel computing in bioinformatics: a view from high-performance, heterogeneous, and cloud computing

  • Miguel A. Vega-RodríguezEmail author
  • Sergio Santander-Jiménez


Bioinformatics allows and encourages the application of many different parallel computing approaches. This special issue brings together high-quality state-of-the-art contributions about parallel computing in bioinformatics, from different points of view or perspectives, that is, from high-performance, heterogeneous, and cloud computing. The special issue collects considerably extended and improved versions of the best papers, accepted and presented in PBio 2018 (6th International Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics, and part of EuroMPI 2018). The domains and topics covered in these five papers are timely and important, and the authors have done an excellent job of presenting the material.


Parallel computing Bioinformatics High-performance computing Heterogeneous computing Cloud computing 



This work was partially funded by the AEI (State Research Agency, Spain) and the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund, European Union), under the Contract TIN2016-76259-P (PROTEIN project), as well as Portuguese national funds through FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal) with reference UID/CEC/50021/2019. Sergio Santander-Jiménez is supported by the Post-Doctoral Fellowship from FCT under Grant SFRH/BPD/119220/2016.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sergio Santander-Jiménez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Communications Technologies, Escuela PolitecnicaUniversity of ExtremaduraCáceresSpain
  2. 2.INESC-ID, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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