[Biojava-l] Job / Task Scheduler for Biojava (Webservice)
tmo at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Nov 12 06:58:27 EST 2003
Hi Ralf, Mark, all...
Are you aware of our project, Taverna? We're working with various
groups, mostly up at Newcastle and Manchester but also here at the EBI
to provide workflow based technology for bioinformatics. Specifically,
we have a system, Soaplab, that can wrap arbitrary command line tools as
services (currently applies to all the EMBOSS tools but we can easily
extend it), courtesy of Martin Senger's work here, and the Taverna
project itself which allows users to create workflows out of both
Soaplab's services and arbitrary SOAP based web services (we could add
Corba, OGSA, RMI etc if needed). It's open source (LGPL) and on
sourceforge (taverna.sf.net), and is in use 'in anger' in several
complex bioinformatics analysis projects.
May I humbly request that you take a look before writing something
similar, and if possible join our development effort?
Matthew - you're both on this list and working up at Newcastle, does
this seem reasonable? I'll be up in a few weeks to talk to the
biologists, perhaps we could get together over a drink or several and
see how Taverna and Biojava could play together?
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