Concept and Background¶
Arboreto was conceived to address the need for a faster alternative for the classic GENIE3 implementation for inferring gene regulatory networks from high-throughput gene expression profiles.
In summary, GENIE3 performs a number of independent learning tasks. This inference “architecture” suggests two approaches for speeding up the algorithm:
- Speeding up the individual learning tasks.
- Specifying the task coordination logic so that the tasks can be executed in parallel on distributed hardware.