GalaxyAdmins
2016-06-16 Web Meetup

Date 16 June 2016
Time 5 pm Central European Time
Topics Galaxy in Production at the University of Minnesota (Slides) Galaxy Radio Telescope (Slides)
Links Video will be published shortly


GalaxyAdmins is a discussion group for Galaxy community members who are responsible for Galaxy installations.

Galaxy in Production at the University of Minnesota

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Galaxy Radio Telescope

Galaxy has been deployed in several contexts by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) at the University of Minnesota - Twin Citites. This month Evan Bollig and JJ Johnson of MSI will discuss several aspects of this work relevant to the GalaxyAdmins group:

  • customizations made to Galaxy that enable MSI to leverage it as a Tier I service for our users (e.g., scheduling, quotas, billing, and sharing).
  • Pulsar for Galaxy-P tools on Windows.
  • the CLIA-certified pipelines and how Galaxy is integrated into clinical workflows

Galaxy Radio Telescope

The GRT aims to collect job run information from Galaxy servers that opt into the process.

Galaxy Admins can sign in to the GRT, register their Galaxy servers, and get back API keys per-Galaxy instance. Then they set up a cron job (preferably weekly, but we may explore options here later), and submit job data to the GRT.

MSI Login Screens

And there was a question about MSI login screens during the presentation by Evan and JJ. Here are two screenshots:

Login Screen 1; click to expand Login Screen 1; click to expand

Call Technology

April 2015 GalaxyAdmina Meetup, Online Conference Room

The meetup's online conference room will open 15 minutes before the meetup. The call will use Johns Hopkins' Adobe Connect server, which in turn uses Adobe Flash. You are encouraged to connect a few minutes early to work out any unexpected bumps.

Instructions for Participants

  • You can ask questions either by raising your hand or by typing the question in the chat box.
    • If you raise your hand, the host will need to recognize you.
    • If you ask a question verbally, please wear headphones. Not wearing headphones lead to unpleasant feedback.