GalaxEast
Deployment:: GalaxyEast Domain:: Integrative 'omics data analysis Owners:: IGBMC, CNRS, Inserm, Universit├ę Strasbourg Audience:: Researchers working with 'omics data User Base:: Server Topology:: Cluster Compute:: 26 nodes, 400 cores Memory:: 600GB Storage:: Disk Size:: 50TB User Management:: Open to academic users

From J24: GalaxEast: an open and powerful Galaxy instance for integrative Omics data analysis, poster presented at ECCB'14 by Stephanie Le Gras, Serge Uge, Matthieu Jung, Ludovic Roy, Valerie Cognat, Frederic Plewniak, Irwin Davidson and Julien Seiler:

GalaxEast aims at providing a large range of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of various types of Omics data. It supports reproducible computational research by providing an environment for performing and recording bioinformatics analyses. The GalaxEast project has the following main objectives: Provide the academic scientific community with an open and powerful Galaxy instance with a guaranteed availability. The platform offers access to cutting-edge and up-to-date tools for Omics data analysis with help and support. Propose innovative developments and new helpful tools packaged for Galaxy (available in the GalaxEast toolshed) * Promote the packaging of new developments for Galaxy (through wrappers and/or toolshed packages).

Domain

Integrative Omics data analysis.

Community

Any academic researcher

Compute Infrastructure

The compute infrastructure is described in

J24: GalaxEast: an open and powerful Galaxy instance for integrative Omics data analysis, poster presented at ECCB'14 by Stephanie Le Gras, Serge Uge, Matthieu Jung, Ludovic Roy, Valerie Cognat, Frederic Plewniak, Irwin Davidson and Julien Seiler

Compute

  • ´┐╝Fronted by an FTP and web-load balancing server
  • which is backed by 2 Galaxy Web servers, 2 job handlers, and a Slurm cluster master node
  • which is backed by a high-performance computing cluster with
    • 26 cluster nodes
    • 400 CPU cores
    • 600 GB RAM

Storage

  • 50 TB

Network

Uses a web-load balancer to distribute incoming requests to two Galaxy web servers.

User Management

Anonymous access is supported, but storage is limited. Any academic user can obtain a login.

Authentication and Billing

  • Data transfers are performed through FTPS
  • All dataset files are anonymized
  • All cluster jobs are anonymized
  • All datasets are visible ONLY by the owner
  • Database server and compute cluster are accessible from the internet

Quotas

Anonymous access is supported, but storage is limited to 10 MB

Any academic user can obtain a login, and with it 50GB of storage.

Customizations

GalaxEast implements new bioinformatics developments and tools for:

  • Data manipulation
  • NGS data analysis for ChIP-seq
  • Genomic database querying tool to request the GEO Profiles database
  • De-noising methods for spectroscopic data (urQRd)

Available in the GalaxEast Toolshed.

Limitations and Challenges

Configuration and Setup

Maintaining and Meeting Needs