UniPro: Open Source Bioinformatics Business with UGENE
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"Unipro: UGENE is a free bioinformatics cross-platform toolkit
for molecular biologists. It can be run smoothly both on slow and
high performance desktop stations. UGENE integrates a lot of (more
than 20) existing popular bioinformatics tools, like BLAST,
CLUSTAL, PHYLIP, SMITH-WATERMAN, BOWTIE, HMMER, supports dozens of
file formats and remote databases, allows a user to visualize the
results of computations in sequence, alignment, chromatography,
assembly and 3d viewers and more.
"The main feature of UGENE is the Workflow Designer. The idea
behind the Workflow Designer is the following: all algorithms and
tools integrated into UGENE are reworked to use common data model.
It means that a user has a unique option to combine the tools in a
workflow and run them in a batch. The graphical interface of the
Workflow Designer is very simple; it contains a lot of hints and
can be used by an user without programming skills. The workflows
created in the Workflow Designer can be run both on a local
computer and with a cloud engine. Currently we have adapters for
Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure clouds."