Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is an important research tool for structural biology and was chosen by Nature Methods as Methods of the Year 2015.
To solve 3D structures of proteins and macromolecules, a suite of sophisticated cryo-EM image-processing software tools need to be used, such as RELION from MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Many of the intrinsic image processing steps could be dramatically sped up by GPU parallelization.
Our GPU revolution
With the public release of the NVIDIA RTX 3090GPU, we have thoroughly tested the cards in our products and found significant performance improvement compared to the previous generation RTX 2080Ti. We have not only fully adopted 3090, but also optimized the machine configurations and software setup to cater to RELION and other cryo-EM software applications.