Quickly go from image capture to interactive analysis using the customizable Genome Analyzer System data analysis workflow engine. The Sequencing Control Software (SCS) and Consensus Assessment of Sequence and Variation (CASAVA) software programs convert raw image data into intensity scores, base calls, quality scored alignments, and additional formats for downstream analysis, rapidly transforming data into biologically relevant information.
Open access to the source code and a flexible software architecture allow you to customize the Genome Analyzer workflow engine to meet your specific analysis needs.
The Illumina Sequence Control Software (SCS) with Real Time Analysis (RTA) provides a complete set of software tools for managing and executing Genome Analyzer experiment runs, from sample tracking and initial run set up through completion of primary analysis. SCS enables completely flexible yet unattended instrument operation, while its real-time reports and graphs give continuous run feedback. Image analysis, base calling, and base call quality calibration are accomplished automatically during the run with the Real Time Analysis module - when the run completes, the data is ready.
|Flexible Instrument Control||Easily choose from a number of recipes for various sequencing applications|
|Compatible Design||Readily import intensities or base calls and quality statistics into the Genome Analyzer Pipeline Software|
|Flexible Data Migration and Archiving||Reduce raw sequence data into a compact base and quality format|
|Efficient and Fast Results||Minimize time spent in subsequent analysis steps; base calling occurs simultaneously and is complete within hours of the sequencing run|
|Real-Time Feedback||Monitor run performance during the sequencing run|
Genome Analyzer Pipeline software is a customizable analysis engine that takes you from Sequencing Control Software (SCS) output to quality scored alignments. Developed in collaboration with many of the world's leading sequencing centers, the Pipeline software is designed to scale to meet the needs of even the most prodigious facilities.
This software runs on numerous Linux operating systems and is an open source program, making it entirely customizable. For customers desiring a ready-to-use system, a Pipeline Analysis Server is also available.
|Pipeline Software Highlights|
|Complete||Maximize the number of clusters used to generate sequence data with automated image calibration|
|Reliable||Filter for high-quality reads using accurate cluster intensity scoring algorithms|
|Accurate||Minimize the propagation of downstream sequencing errors with quality-calibrated base calls|
|Customizable||Reduce the need for elaborate computer infrastructures with highly optimized genomic alignment tools|
|Flexible||Identify structural variants and sequencing repetitive regions with intelligent paired-end logic|
|Pipeline System Requirements|
|Processors||At least two; eight nodes optimal|
|Storage Capacity||> 2 TB|
Illumina's Consensus Assessment of Sequence and Variation (CASAVA) software captures summary information for resequencing and counting studies and places the data in a compact structure for visualization within GenomeStudio Software or publicly available analysis tools. CASAVA can create genomic builds, call SNPs, detects indels, and count reads from data generated from one or more runs of the Genome Analyzer across a broad range of sequencing applications. Find out more in the Improved Accuracy for ELAND and Variant Calling Technical Note.
CASAVA now supports Nextera dual indexing.
|Aggregation||Condense real results from many runs of a resequencing or counting experiment|
|Consensus Calling||Generate base-calls for every position in the genome where supporting evidence is found|
|Polymorphism Detection||Produce SNP reports for use in association studies and for correlation with microarray experiments|
|Indel Detection||Identify insertions/deletions of up to length 100bp from paired-end data|
|Counting Statistics||Generate lists of counts for reads that align to specific genomic entities such as genes, exons, and splice junction|
|CASAVA System Requirements|
|Processors||4 quad-core processors (recommended)|
||2GB per core|
The evolution of next-generation sequencing technology will continue to require collaboration among researchers, thought leaders, and industry. Illumina encourages the open exchange of information and ideas, and we are committed to rapidly delivering solutions that will maximize your scientific success.
Below you will find tools developed by Illumina sequencing customers that you can use to analyze your Genome Analyzer data. These software applications* are designed to be used for a variety of sequencing applications such as resequencing, ChIP-Seq, and Digital Gene Expression. Our customers have made these tools freely available to you.
* Illumina cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data obtained from the websites above. We do not provide support for third-party software tools.