- High-throughput pipelines
- Custom workflows and components
- Specialized dataflow systems
- Instrument integration
- Application of scientific workflow systems
- Workflow lifecycle management
- Project chartering
- Requirements exploration
- Tool selection
- Scientific data management
- Data provenance
- Software parallelization
- Hardware accelerators
Welcome to AbsoluteFlow, a software development and consulting firm
applying dataflow approaches to scientific research. AbsoluteFlow offers
services to academic, government, and industrial labs seeking to automate
and streamline their research and development processes.
AbsoluteFlow can help organizations design, develop, and deploy
large-scale scientific workflows that combine experimental and computational
stages. These flexible pipelines can interface with existing
instrumentation, sample handling systems, and data management
Services include developing new components for widely available
scientific workflow automation frameworks, integrating automated workflows
with existing computing hardware and software, and extending and customizing
workflow systems as needed. For the most demanding requirements, we can
develop new dataflow-oriented software frameworks to
meet specific needs.
AbsoluteFlow aims to enable research organizations to fully exploit
dataflow-oriented approaches. We offer training on how to effectively use
scientific workflow systems, develop new components for them, and maintain
multiple, rapidly evolving versions of workflows. AbsoluteFlow also provides
training on tools and methodologies that greatly facilitate complex
development projects involving distributed research and development teams.
AbsoluteFlow can help organize projects for success by ensuring the flow
of information between project stakeholders, researchers, and developers at
each stage. We can help you define your projects through chartering
and get your project moving in the right direction through explorations of
your actual requirements.
AbsoluteFlow also can advise research groups writing grant proposals that
include data-intensive computing and software development components. We can
help investigators plan, organize, and execute projects to maximize
productivity once funds are awarded.
AbsoluteFlow investigates the cutting edge of dataflow approaches and
their applications to science. Consider collaborating on novel research in
structural biology, genomics, and computer science.
General research topics include dataflow languages and provenance management.
Of particular interest are investigations into how dataflow
approaches can be used to best exploit heterogeneous computing resources
including multicore systems, cloud-based processors, GPUs, and custom
hardware accelerators based on FPGAs.