Hi Lee, If setting up Galaxy on an existing supported cluster, I would estimate the setup time for an experienced sysadmin to be a day or two, although that number can be larger if a lot of tools that depend on external binaries (e.g. NGS mappers) and locally cached reference genomes are desired, or you'd like to use the Sample Tracking/sequencer integration features.
Once running, it usually only needs intervention if more disk space is needed, or to perform updates to new versions. New stable versions are released about once a month and should usually only take about 10 minutes to apply, although we reccommend reading the accompanying Development News Brief. Reading the brief ensures there aren't any surprises, and to be made aware of any new configuration options or features. This task is fairly simple but a basic to intermediate knowledge of system administration will be helpful here. You may want to have your staff review the documentation at http://usegalaxy.org/production to get an idea of what's involved in setting up a production Galaxy server. Anton Nekrutenko wrote: > Lee: > > I am CC'ing you e-mail to galaxy-dev list. You can get a lot of useful > answers by posting to this list. Maintaining Galaxy is not different from > maintaining other software resources. To run it locally you will need to have > a system administration supervision as with any other high performance > system. It is wonderful that you are sending your staff members to Galaxy > Community Conference as they will be able to interact with key Galaxy Team > members such as Nate Coraor, who runs Penn State instance here. > > Thanks! > > anton > > > > On Feb 25, 2011, at 6:14 AM, Lee Hazelwood wrote: > > > Dear Prof Nekrutenko, > > > > The university where I work is looking to locally implement your elegant > > software to enable us to view and analyse the rapidly growing amount of > > sequence data. We will be sending two staff members to the conference in > > Lunteren in May to get right into the detail on how we would achieve this. > > > > However, with all things I need to request some time/ support for running > > such a system in advance of May. > > If you could help by briefly answering the questions below I would much > > appreciate it. > > > > * What is a realistic amount of someones time to implement Galaxy on a > > Linux server so that it can be used by researchers using the Web? > > * What is the usual time overhead to keep it running and how skilled > > would they have to be? > > > > I should say, this will be for local biological researchers only, approx > > 20-30 dealing in Exome and Whole genome sequences. > > > > Best regards > > Lee > > > > -- > > Dr Lee Hazelwood > > BHRC Bioinformatics Technology Group Leader > > Biomedical and Health Research Centre > > Faculty of Biological Sciences > > Garstang Building, > > University of Leeds, > > Leeds, > > LS2 9JT, UK. > > E-mail: l.d.hazelw...@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:l.d.hazelw...@leeds.ac.uk> > > > > > > Anton Nekrutenko > http://nekrut.bx.psu.edu > http://usegalaxy.org > > > > > _______________________________________________ > To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the > interface at: > > http://lists.bx.psu.edu/ _______________________________________________ To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/