The Taverna Workbench allows users to construct complex analysis workflows from components located on both remote and local machines, run these workflows to process data and visualize the results. To support this core functionality it also allows various operations on the components themselves such as discovery and description and the selection of personalized libraries of components previously discovered to be useful to a particular application.
Contribution to SIMDAT
SIMDAT is developing GRIA plug-ins for Taverna so that users can construct workflows that access Grid resources across administration domains, typically between different business entities.
The Taverna Workbench is available free and open source (LGPL www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html) from taverna.sourceforge.net.
The GRIA workflow plug-ins for Taverna are available free an open source (LGPL www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html) from www.gria.org.