Support for Redwood
The boardwalk file browser works closely with the Redwood storage system. Files selected in the portal are then presented to the end user as a manifest file which can be used with the Redwood client to download results (provided the user is authorized to download this data). The production version of the Boardwalk File Browser can be seen here.
The next generation of Boardwalk can be seen here:
Current development efforts are extending the Boardwalk platform beyond file browsing. We are exploring improved UIs beyond the limited single-panel faceted metaphor to support a large number of facets, as required by datasets with rich metadata and phenotypic information. The backend is also being extended to support searching on data types beyond individual files. This effort looks to model various data types such as donor, specimen, samples, variants, expression data, and other genomic data types. This work will increase the number of searchable data types in the portal and provide the basis for the integration of advanced, real-time analytical tools.