Floes are the core of Orion. Floes are constructed of cubes, which are small programming elements. Floes and cubes
are uploaded and incorporated into Orion as tar packages or docker images. (See the development instructions
in the Programming Guide for more information about packaging.) When loaded, floes can be
shared like any other dataset. Uploaded
floes are found in and run from the
Floes tab and the
Floes tab, they can also be assigned to other feature domains.
When a floe is launched, its progress can be
followed graphically and in real time. A floe in progress is shown in the
Jobs tab, with different
colors indicating the status of the cubes.
A cost analysis is available before, during, and after each
floe. After each floe completes, a notification is posted that can be viewed by clicking the
Notifications icon ().
(When you launch a floe, or in your profile, you can also ask to receive an email when a job completes.) The job
may also produce output datasets or an
HTML report file. A log file of the floe job is also presented.
Job cost alerts can be set globally for all floe runs in the Profile section. Users can modify job cost thresholds in the Job Form before launching a floe and during the run.
Specify a Path when Launching a Floe Run¶
A path or location can be specified in the job
submission form. When launching a floe run, you will see an
Output path property field. The default path will be
Project Name/My Data. You can type in a new directory name,
which will be created when the output is written. To go up a directory, click on
the up arrow or use the backspace key to move up one
directory. Finally, select the path you want.
Find a Floe in Orion¶
You can find a particular floe, out of the many available, using the
Floe page with these techniques:
Navigate to the floe using the categories in the left-hand pane.
Created in Floe Editorcategory shows floes that do not have an associated package and thus were likely created in the
Editor. See the Programming Guide for more information about the Floe Editor.
Packagescategory groups floes according to the packages in which they are built. You may be familiar with this nomenclature from past releases. For example, selecting the package OpenEye Biomodeler Floes in the drop-down displays the floes associated with that package.
Product-basedcategory corresponds to the names of OpenEye products, such as BROOD. This category is one deep: if you select BROOD, you will get the list of floes associated with that product, displayed in the right-hand pane.
Task-basedcategories are deeper, meaning you might go through one or more subcategories to get to a specific list of floes.
Search for the floe using the search bar labeled “Search Floes and Categories” in the right-hand pane. This search looks for the search term among the category terms and in the brief description of the floe. The brief appears in a list of floes; it is not the longer description that appears when you display an individual floe. The search should give you a concise list of relevant floes.