Boosting Your Data Hungry Applications

We are a team of talented engineers specialised in distributed applications and data visualisation for the Biotechnology and HPC industry.

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About Us

x13LAB is specialised in the optimisation, management and development of high-performance distributed applications and pipelines, including data visualisation. We have relevant experience in the Biotechnology, HPC, and also the Telecommunication industry. Our strength is to exploit the benefits of distributed computing and parallel execution for optimal processing of exascale data. x13LAB is a proponent of open-source tools and libraries but also seasoned with closed-source applications. Most of our work is Linux-backed. We are experts in Cloud technologies, but are also experienced with local computation clusters and pipelines.

Examples of the work that we do at x13LAB, but not limited to:

  • Parallelisation of sequencing algorithms with GPUs using CUDA,
  • Pipeline streamlining with Nextflow,
  • Integration of custom statistical libraries in R,
  • I/O optimisation for large dataset manipualtion with MPI-IO,
  • Very high throughput real-time analytic server with DPDK,
  • Code refactoring for energy efficient real-time data processing,
  • Real-time network performance data visualisation with Grafana.


x13LAB offers several services, listed below. We are able to work with abstract ideas and are not afraid to navigate uncharted waters. We have both industrial and academic experience.

Code Refactoring

(Legacy) code performance and energy efficiency may be improved by integrating state-of-the-art frameworks, or merely by rewriting. Frameworks include, but not limited to: MPI, CUDA, OpenCL, etc.

Pipeline Optimisation

We tune and automate genomic analysis pipelines for optimal performance and cost minimisation. For example by exploiting hardware functionalities and using specific optimised software libraries.

Software Development

We offer our expertise in the development and implementation of mathematical models and scientific codes in a variety of languages including Fortran, C, C++, R, Matlab, or Python.

Data Visualisation

We exclusively visualise data with R. Time series or high-dimensional data, we have in-house expertise for a variety of data structures and graph types.


x13LAB offers training and workshops in pipelines, software development, and performance evaluation tools for high-performance computing and high-throughput sequencing.

Project Management

We may assist in managing all stages of software-related projects with our project management expertise.

Contact Us

Get in touch with our technical leader Karel De Vogeleer. We are happy to talk to you!

Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808 b300
9000 Gent

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