Specifications for the Ion Proton™ Sequencer
Working environment (for indoor use only)Temperature: 68-77° F (20-25° C)
Humidity: 40-60%, noncondensing
Altitude: <6,500 ft (2,000 m)
12 in (30.5 cm) in rear
4 in (10 cm) on left side
4 in (10cm) on right side
4 in (10 cm) from front edge of bench to sequencer bezel
36 in (90 cm) aisle in front of bench for operator access
Optional rack mounting with two Ion Proton™ Sequencers per rack
Gas SupplyConnection: 0.25 in push-to-connect fitting
Pressure: 30 psi
Composition: nitrogen (grade 4.8, 99.998% or better)
Other connectionsEthernet: 1 GigE
USB: 2x USB 2.0
PowerVoltage: 100 V (min) to 240 V (max)
Current: 14 A (max)
Frequencing: 50/60 Hz
Power Draw: 1,350 W
DimensionsWidth: 21.3 in/54.2 cm
Depth: 30.5 in/77.5 cm
Height: 18.7in/47.4 cm
WeightCrated for shipment: 200 lb/90.7 kg
Free-standing: 130 lb/59 kg
Instrument compute hardwareProcessor: Dual 8-core Intel® Xeon® Sandy Bridge
Memory: 128 GB RAM
FPGA: Dual Altera® Stratix® V
GPU processor: 1 x NVIDIA® Tesla® C2075
Storage: 11 TB (SSD and HDD)
Operating system: Ubuntu® 11:10
Specifications for the Proton™ Torrent Server*
Product configurationA single free standing tower computer appliance, included with the purchase of the Ion Proton™ System. Includes Torrent Suite Software with all necessary software components to deliver signal processing, base calling, read alignment, and variant calling.
ProcessorDual 8-core 2.9 GHz CPUs
Memory128 GB RAM
GPU processor2x NVIDIA® Tesla® GPUs
Storage (approx.)27 TB (sufficient for storage of >50 Ion PI™ Chip runs)
Operating systemUbuntu 10.04
Dimensions (approx.)Width: 8.5 in/21.8 cm
Depth: 28 in/71.4 cm
Height: 17 in/43 cm
Weight (approx.)120 lb/55 kg
PowerVoltage: 100 V (min) to 240 V (max)
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Current: 12 A (max)
Power Draw: 1,100 W


Ion Proton™ System performance specifications with Ion PI™ Chip
ThroughputUp to 10 Gb
(Note: The Ion PII™ Chip* will be available about six months after the Ion PI™ Chip. Ion PII™ Chip* will enable sample-to-variant analysis of a human genome in a single day, at up to 20x coverage.)
Read lengthUp to 200-base fragment reads
Number of reads passing filter60-80 million reads passing filter
Sequencing run time2-4 hours
Key applicationsHuman-scale genome sequencing ChIP sequencing

Whole transcriptome sequencingExome sequencing
Methylation analysisGene expression by sequencing
Small genome sequencingDe novo sequencing
Small RNA sequencingGene sequencing
Areas of interestAgricultural research Stem cell research
Cancer research Epigenomics Ancient DNA genomics
Forensic scienceMetagenomics
Barcoding solutions384 barcodes supported by Torrent Suite Software
96 off-the-shelf barcodes for DNA
16 off-the-shelf barcodes for RNA
Software solutions

Torrent Suite Software utilizing Torrent Browser including TMAP alignment and Torrent Variant Caller for germline or somatic mutation detection.

Torrent Browser (included) offers users remote web access to instrument status monitoring, run quality reports, individual data files, and extensible plug-ins for application-specific analysis.

Plugins available for download from the Torrent Browser Plugin Store for analysis of genome sequencing, targeted sequencing, variant analysis and annotation, microbial sequencing, transfer to 3rd party bioinformatics packages, and more.

Data can optionally flow into Ion Reporter™ Software for controlled analysis, annotation, and reporting of variants. Ion Reporter™ Software provides application specific workflows to support single, trio and paired tumor normal analysis

Data formatsIndustry standard FASTQ, SFF, BAM and VCF format outputs

*The content provided herein may relate to products that have not been officially released and is subject to change without notice.
†Space-saving rack can be purchased for the Ion Proton™ System. Contact your sales representative for details.

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