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Oct 1, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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Web Portals



Based on the discussion above, it is obvious that the integration of all of these different
tools is very important in order to provide data analysis in a standardized environment. A web
interface (web portal) can provide remote access
to the functions of a WMS, thus users are
able to execute predefined or their own workflows without the need of installation or setup all
the different tools for the analysis. All the services are installed locally to a server. Although,
there are web inte
rfaces that use distributed or Grid enabled services for faster execution of
the workflows
.


There are two standard parts in bioinformatics portals as they are described by the Taverna
Portal Party. The first part is a workflow repository for edit, uploa
d and download workflows
and the second part is a workflow runtime environment. The runtime environment provides
workflows execution, process logging and data management.



There many types of pre
-
existing Java portals which are full configurable and one o
f their
basic advantage is that they use portlets. Portlets are software components that are installed as
plug
-
ins on portals and provide “plug
-
and
-
play” services. These software components are
created based on specific standards such as JSR 168 (Java Port
let Specification), JSR 286

which provide interoperability between different types of portals
.


Examples
of this kind of portals are Liferay, uPortal and
Sakai

that support

portlets which
allow workflow execution
.