The Dell T710s can be configured pretty well and have 12cpu and if you
go with the cheaper hardrives you will be able to get a lot for your
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On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Ryan Golhar <ngsbioinformat...@gmail.com> wrote:
> My two cents---
> $5K won't buy everything you need, but it will get you started. I think at
> least a 4-core machine with 16GB of RAM should be sufficient for most jobs.
> If you know you need more, get more RAM.
> Galaxy is a hog on disk space, so try to maximize disk space. I would set
> up 2 small disks (or partitions), say 20G, as RAID1 for the OS, and the
> remaining disks, at least 1-2TB, for Galaxy data as RAID0.
> I think that configuration will quickly eat your $5K, but will give you
> something to work with. If you still have money to spare, increase CPUs,
> RAM, and disks where you can.
> Oh - One power supply, 1 NIC card, etc, no redundancy...save some money...
> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Stephen Turner <vustep...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The tl;dr short story - I've come across about $5,000 I can use to
>> build a machine, and this money has to be spent by Friday. I'd like
>> some help spec'ing out a machine that can be used as a small-scale
>> production Galaxy server for internal use by a handful of folks.
>> Would anyone be willing to talk with me tomorrow morning, Thursday May
>> 3, and tell me about your experience setting up a Galaxy installation
>> on a scale like this? With about $5k to spend, what kind of hardware
>> should I prioritize? I'd also like to get a sense of how much admin
>> time is required to keep things running smoothly, updated, backed up,
>> I've had a difficult time getting ITS to help me get Galaxy running on
>> the university's cluster. This will hopefully be a proof of principal
>> that people here want this - hopefully I can get enough people here
>> using this small-scale installation that the university ITS realizes
>> the demand and has more motivation to get things working on the
>> Many thanks,
>> Stephen D. Turner, Ph.D.
>> Bioinformatics Core Director
>> University of Virginia School of Medicine
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