A parallel algorithm for estimating the secondary structure of an RNA molecule is presented in this paper. The mathematical problem to compute an optimal folding based on free-energy minimization is mapped onto a graph planarization problem. In the planarization problem we want to maximize the number of edges in a plane with no two edges crossing each other. To solve a sequence of n bases, n(n - 1)/2 processing elements are used in our algorithm.
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