GPU Accelerated Smith-Waterman

  • Yang Liu
  • Wayne Huang
  • John Johnson
  • Sheila Vaidya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3994)


We present a novel hardware implementation of the double affine Smith-Waterman (DASW) algorithm, which uses dynamic programming to compare and align genomic sequences such as DNA and proteins. We implement DASW on a commodity graphics card, taking advantage of the general purpose programmability of the graphics processing unit to leverage its cheap parallel processing power. The results demonstrate that our system’s performance is competitive with current optimized software packages.


Dynamic Programming Graphic Processing Unit Texture Memory Genomic Sequence Comparison Dynamic Programming Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Liu
    • 1
  • Wayne Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • John Johnson
    • 1
  • Sheila Vaidya
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
  2. 2.DOE Joint Genome Institute, UCRL-CONF-218814 

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