On Feb 13, 2012, at 11:52 AM, Fields, Christopher J wrote:

> On Feb 13, 2012, at 9:45 AM, Nate Coraor wrote:
> 
>> On Feb 8, 2012, at 9:32 PM, Fields, Christopher J wrote:
>> 
>>> 'samtools sort' seems to be running on our server end as well (not on the 
>>> cluster).  I may look into it a bit more myself.  Snapshot of top off our 
>>> server (you can see our local runner as well):
>>> 
>>> PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND          
>>>    
>>> 3950 galaxy    20   0 1303m 1.2g  676 R 99.7 15.2 234:48.07 samtools sort 
>>> /home/a-m/galaxy/dist-database/file/000/dataset_587.dat 
>>> /home/a-m/galaxy/dist-database/tmp/tmp9tv6zc/sorted
>>> 5417 galaxy    20   0 1186m 104m 5384 S  0.3  1.3   0:15.08 python 
>>> ./scripts/paster.py serve universe_wsgi.runner.ini --server-name=runner0 
>>> --pid-file=runner0.pid --log-file=runner0.log --daemon
>> 
>> Hi Chris,
>> 
>> 'samtools sort' is run by groom_dataset_contents, which should only be 
>> called from within the upload tool, which should run on the cluster unless 
>> you still have the default local override for it in your job runner's config 
>> file.
> 
> Yes, that is likely the problem.  Our cluster was running an old version of 
> python (v2.4) that was also UCS2 (bx_python broke), so we were running 
> locally.  That was rectified this past week (the admins insisted on not 
> installing a python version locally, so we insisted back they install 
> something modern using UCS4).  I tested a single upload with success off the 
> cluster, so I would guess this is rectified (I'll confirm that).
> 
> Is there any information on data grooming on the wiki?  I only found info 
> relevant to FASTQ grooming, not SAM/BAM.

FASTQ grooming runs voluntarily as a tool.  The datatype grooming method is 
only called at the end of the upload tool, and is only defined for the Bam 
datatype (although other datatypes could define it).  I believe it's 
implemented this way because it was deemed inefficient to force FASTQ grooming 
when the FASTQ may already be in an acceptable format.  I am not sure why the 
same determination was not made for BAM, so perhaps one of my colleagues will 
clarify that.

> 
>> Ryan's instance is running 'samtools index' which is in set_meta which is 
>> supposed to be run on the cluster if set_metadata_externally = True, but can 
>> be run locally under certain conditions.
>> 
>> --nate
> 
> Will have to check, but I believe we have not set that yet either.  We are in 
> the midst of moving all jobs to the cluster, just rectifying the various 
> issues with disparate python versions, etc. which now seem to be rectified, 
> so that will shortly be resolved as well.

set_metadata_externally = True should "just work" and will significantly 
decrease the performance penalty taken on the server and by the (effectively 
single-threaded) Galaxy process.

--nate

> 
> chris
> 
> 


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