A smarter way of decoding Genomics

Did you know that Lenovo helps researchers analyze a whole human genome in as little as 18 minutes, and whole exomes in about 30 seconds? In fact, in standard cloud or on-prem environments the same analysis usually takes ~48 hrs. That means Lenovo GOAST powered by Intel®, a hardware + software bundle, is 160x faster than standard environments. Accelerated execution speeds mean you get to process more genomes at higher throughput, find answers faster, and make breakthroughs that save more lives. The price? Up to 50% less than the cost of boutique solutions that rely on expensive accelerators like FPGAs or GPUs.

Our multi-disciplinary expertise and approach is one of our team’s greatest assets. We are fortunate to have some of the industry’s best HPC engineers and world-class scientists working together to bring innovation to help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. With our GOAST discoveries on how to increase high-throughput analytics we are empowering researchers everywhere to decrease time to biomedical insights and forge the path to precision medicine. The tech revolution of accessible innovation is here, be it for basic research, infectious disease, or precision medicine.

- Dr. Mileidy Giraldo, Ph.D., Global Lead, Life Sciences, Lenovo

Combining High Performance Computing,
Genomics, and AI to
enable Precision Medicine

Watch a TED talk by Dr. Mileidy Giraldo, Global Lead for Life Sciences at Lenovo HPC & AI, illustrating how Lenovo’s revolutionary Bioinformatics-optimized architecture, an Intel Select Solution, is driving new hope for scientists and clinicians with unprecedented performance and efficiency.

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High Speed. High Performance.
High Throughput. Faster Breakthroughs.

High Speed. High Performance. High Throughput. Faster Breakthroughs.

Lenovo GOAST is a high-performing system engineered to meet the HPC demands of bioinformatics applications. As an Intel Select Solution, GOAST leverages an architecture of carefully selected hardware tuned to accelerate bioinformatics and multi-omics Analytics at GPU-level speeds but at CPU-level costs. Accelerated execution speeds means mean you get to process more samples, find answers faster, and make breakthroughs that much sooner.


A price performance appliance

18X-45X speed up*


24C CPUs


*against current CPU-only solutions


An extreme performance appliance

67X-167X speed up*


28C CPUs


*against current CPU-only solutions

Simple and easy to use

GOAST comes with pre-configured hardware and pre-installed Omics tools to get you up and running on day one, or it can be fully customized with the Bioinformatics tools of your choice. Running GOAST is as easy to use as a plug-and-play system, and unlike DIY solutions, GOAST gives you access to a turnkey, pre-optimized set-up delivering high performing results from day one.

Faster, deeper insights

GOAST excels at running the embarrassingly parallel applications and sequential workflows so common in Bioinformatics including multi-omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics) applications. For example GOAST is turning omics analytics, a process that used to take days, down to minutes: from 48 hours to 18 minutes for mapping and variant calling (54 min. end-to-end)—that’s a 160x speed-up. More genomes processed means higher lab productivity, deeper insights, and discoveries that save more lives sooner.


The GOAST server delivers GPU-level performance at CPU-level costs. By leveraging an optimized CPU-based architecture and the open source software researchers already know and trust, GOAST can deliver accelerated analytics at costs up to 50% less than solutions relying on hardware accelerators.

Bioinformatics Versatility

GOAST benefits extend beyond genomics and transcriptomics. The optimizations in the GOAST architecture will benefit any sequential workflows requiring high core, high memory, and/or high I/O—i.e. most bioinformatics applications. For example, Lenovo will help you scale out GOAST to support bioinformatics workloads such as Molecular Dynamics, CryoEM, Phylogenetics, simulations, etc. all on a single, optimized GOAST platform.

Revolutionizing population scale Omics and Bioinformatics

See how Lenovo is making waves in the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical space with innovative solutions, empowering researchers to redefine healthcare and deliver the promise of precision medicine.

Accelerating COVID-19 Discovery

Dr. Mileidy Giraldo talks about how Lenovo’s Omics-optimized systems are accelerating the path to COVID-19 Discovery around the world.

Powering groundbreaking plant genomics research

The University of Delhi Department of Genetics is using GOAST Plus to tackle some of the hardest challenges in omics at speed: Deep Sequencing and De novo Assembly of large plant genomes. Access to faster analytics is helping University of Delhi researchers improve crop health and crop yield to reduce India’s need for edible oil imports.

Genomics Optimized Servers Accelerate COVID-19 Discovery

Get insights into how High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters leveraging GOAST’s optimized high throughput analytics are playing a crucial role in the success of COVID-19 efforts worldwide.

Extraordinary solutions for extraordinary times

Lenovo Omics and Bioinformatics solutions are enabling researchers to analyze more samples, assemble more genomes, and perform more population level analytics in nearly all areas of Life Sciences. Our customers are leveraging GOAST servers to power complex HPC analytics all the way from basic research to agriculture to virology and to precision health.

GOAST servers are powering research into vaccine design, antiviral drug targets, 3D-structural characterization of molecules, contact tracing, crop sustainability, integrating medical records with variant information, etc., to mention a few. The net effect? Scientific discoveries taking place sooner, innovation at speed, and saving more lives at a fraction of the cost of alternatives.

Drive more value

Setting up and managing a large scale Bioinformatics or Next-Generation Sequencing operation requires deep technical expertise and a large financial burden. For Omics analytics, GOAST eliminates the learning curve with preconfigured pipelines; for other Bioinformatics workloads GOAST makes it easy to install any tools of choice. In terms of scalability, GOAST scales linearly from single-node appliance to cluster implementation to serve the needs of labs of all sizes, from small research groups, to commercial labs, and to national population-level projects. In addition, GOAST solutions can reduce investments needed to support large-scale projects since a single GOAST Plus server can replace up to 44 standard nodes, reducing hardware, maintenance costs, and other expenses, including power consumption and cooling.

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