BioNumerics version 7.1 released

We are proud to announce the release of version 7.1 of our flagship software suite BioNumerics.

Focus on performance and responsiveness

For the first upgrade of BioNumerics Seven, our development efforts focused on the further improvement of the software’s overall performance. The result is a faster and more responsive package, ready to tackle vast amounts of data.

  • The BioNumerics startup time has been reduced with up to 30%.
  • Overall data import underwent a drastic speed up.
  • Working with large character sets is significantly faster (up to 100x).
  • Opening comparisons went from seconds to instantaneous.
  • Displaying experimental data in a comparison is up to 30% faster.
  • The similarity calculation is multi-threaded, resulting in a 50% speedup even for modest dual core computers. A “Maximum number of processors to use simultaneously” setting has been added to control the behavior of BioNumerics on multi-core systems.

New features

The following features have been added to BioNumerics version 7.1:
  • Similar to plugins, individual scripts can now be stored in a BioNumerics relational database. This makes it possible to update scripts for all database users simultaneously. Furthermore, using the “Run arbitrary scripts” privilege, database administrators can prevent users from running any other scripts than those stored in the relational database, ensuring that everyone is using exactly the same script functionality.
  • The RiboPrinter plugin is a new plugin that allows the import of DNA fingerprints generated by the RiboPrinter system (DuPont Qualicon) in XML and text format.

Bug fixes

All known bugs have been solved.

How to upgrade?

This update is free for all our current BioNumerics Seven customers. Simply request a new license string and download the software!

Customers that have an older BioNumerics version can request a quote to upgrade here.