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Table 1 Comparison of common graphical workflow environments

From: Applications of the pipeline environment for visual informatics and genomics computations

Workflow Environment Requires Tool Recompiling Data Storage Platform Independent Client-Server Model Grid Enabled Application Area URL
LONI Pipeline [15] N External Y Y Y
(DRMAA)
Area agnostic http://Pipeline.loni.ucla.edu
Taverna [35] Y
(via API)
Internal (MIR) Y N Y
(myGRID)
Bioinformatics http://www.taverna.org.uk
Kepler [14] Y
(via API)
Internal (actors) Y N Y
(Ecogrid)
Area agnostic http://kepler-project.org
Triana [36] Y Internal data structure Y N Y
(gridLab)
Hetero-geneous Apps http://www.trianacode.org
Galaxy [37] N External N
(Linux, Mac)
Y N
(Cloud EC2)
Bioinformatics http://usegalaxy.org
Pipeline Pilot Y Internal Y N N Biochemistry http://accelrys.com/products/pipeline-pilot/
AVS [38] Y Internal Y
(platform build)
N N Advanced Visualization http://www.avs.com
VisTrails [39] Y Internal N N N Scientific Visualization http://www.vistrails.org
Bioclipse [40] N
(plug-ins)
Internal Y N N Biochemistry Bioinformatics http://www.bioclipse.net
  1. Y = yes, N = no; Taverna MIR plug-in, MIR = myGrid Information Repository; DRMAA = Distributed Resource Management Application API.