From the website:
From the Galaxy wiki:
Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research.
- Accessible: Users without programming experience can easily specify parameters and run tools and workflows.
- Reproducible: Galaxy captures information so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis.
- Transparent: Users share and publish analyses via the web and create Pages, interactive, web-based documents that describe a complete analysis.
This is the Galaxy Community Wiki. It describes all things Galaxy.
Whether you are a home bio-hacker or an IT person looking to understand computational biology, Galaxy may be a good fit for you.
You can try out the public server before troubling to install it locally. Assuming you are paranoid about your bits going over the network. 😉