Introduction

The CLC Server is the central part of the CLC product line enterprise solutions. You can get an overview of the server solution in figure 1.1.

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Figure 1.1: An overview of the server solution from CLC bio. Note that not all features are included with all license models.

The CLC Server is shipped with a range of different tools and analyses. All CLC Workbenches can serve as client to CLC Server, but only analyses available both on the Workbench client and on CLC Server can be started from the Workbench client. For documentation on the customization and integration, please see the developer kit for the server at http://www.clcdeveloper.com.

The basic idea behind using a server for data analysis is that you can have the server store data and run jobs centrally and thereby offload personal and typically smaller computers. For the user, the difference between working just with a Workbench and working with a Workbench and a server is very small. All the mechanisms for managing data, using the tools, and visualizing the data are the same.

This user manual is intended to show how to take advantage of the server as a user. For information about administrating the server, please see the Administrator Manual.



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