I want to build a virtual workbench on a bunch of Linux servers (VM allowed) for a medical community. I'm thinking in a solution in the spirit of the Taverna project (server version). Every user shoud be able to construct its own online virtual workflow from a set of in-house tools, submit and retrive data, etc.
The data are somewhat sigilous. Applications will be critical in a near future. So, I can't use elsewhere servers/services.
The most important point is: the community is large and the bioinformaticians are very few. If we could set up a customizable online service for common tasks (alignment, phylogeny, GO annotation retrieval, etc.) our life would be so much happier (and we could focus on bioinformatics research again) !!!
I aware only of Taverna and Plone4Bio. Is there other server-like virtual benches? Did someone already test them? Extensively?