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Which workflow environment to choose for running OpenMS tools?

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KNIME

Free, open source, desktop app. An analytics platform with workflow editor and a nice drag-and-drop user interface. Very interactive and has built-in nodes for related tasks like working with chemical structures, databases, machine learning, scripting. Distributed computing is best achieved with a KNIME server (License required) which also allows user management and a web interface to interact with workflows. In KNIME you can easily construct your own workflows or just download our ready-made creations for the most common analysis tasks.

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KNIME

Free, open source, desktop app. An analytics platform with workflow editor and a nice drag-and-drop user interface. Very interactive and has built-in nodes for related tasks like working with chemical structures, databases, machine learning, scripting. Distributed computing is best achieved with a KNIME server (License required) which also allows user management and a web interface to interact with workflows. In KNIME you can easily construct your own workflows or just download our ready-made creations for the most common analysis tasks.

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Nextflow

Script/DSL-based workflow language, executor and utilities (such as the browser based launcher and supervisor nf-tower). Automatically runs on various different cloud (AWS, Google, …) and HPC environments (SLURM, LFS, Kubernetes, …). It is recommended to use our ready-made nf-core compatible workflows for ease of use via the browser-based configuration and launcher.

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Nextflow

Script/DSL-based workflow language, executor and utilities (such as the browser based launcher and supervisor nf-tower). Automatically runs on various different cloud (AWS, Google, …) and HPC environments (SLURM, LFS, Kubernetes, …). It is recommended to use our ready-made nf-core compatible workflows for ease of use via the browser-based configuration and launcher.

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Galaxy

Server and browser-based interactive workflow editor and runner. A public server instance can be used for testing and smaller experiments. Provides nice guided tutorials.

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Galaxy

Server and browser-based interactive workflow editor and runner. A public server instance can be used for testing and smaller experiments. Provides nice guided tutorials.