vBROOD is the graphical interface that ships with BROOD. It gives access to all the command-line features as well as some GUI-only features, such as query and filter editing, and placing constraint and color atoms.
vBROOD allows users to interactively design filters to limit the scope of the database search or produce results with properties in an expected range. This can improve both the run-time performance and the quality of the output structures.
Upon completion, BROOD clusters the result molecules. vBROOD presents the cluster heads for viewing; the full clusters can be explored in VIDA (see Viewing Results in VIDA).
Most BROOD options can be changed from within vBROOD. vBROOD can easily run BROOD in multiprocessor mode. vBROOD cannot, however, run BROOD across a cluster.
vBROOD offers five tasks to help run BROOD: