Hi Max,

An alternative approach, in case that becomes necessary, would be to set
up your own temporary instance of Galaxy in the Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Cloud as described at http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/CloudMan.

Another Cloud-based option: if interested in installing Galaxy on an
auto-scaling HPC cluster in the AWS Cloud from the "command line", I can
provide the instructions to do so. The instructions were designed to allow
those with access to a browser on a Linux, Mac or Windows [1] system and
minimal computing experience perform the installation. Time to get Galaxy
up and running using this method is estimated at one to two hours.

Good luck!

Notes:
1. Will require installation of Putty or similar program for secure access
to the AWS virtual machine,
2. Both options mentioned above could be overkill, although eminently
feasible, if all you need is Galaxy running on a single server,
3. Additional options are listed at
http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Big%20Picture/Choices

--
Srinivas Maddhi
Senior Systems Administrator
Iowa Institute for Human Genetics
ITS Research Services, The University of Iowa


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Heiman <hei...@genetics.med.harvard.edu>
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:16 AM
To: "galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu" <galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu>
Subject: [galaxy-dev] Short-term access to a galaxy server for teaching

>Hi,
>
>We would like to use Galaxy to introduce genomic analysis in our
>introductory graduate genetics course.  Would anyone be willing to let us
>"borrow" a server for two hours (9-11 am Boston time, Sept 25)?
>
>The students will be uploading ~1M 30-bp reads, running QC and trimming
>barcodes, using BOWTIE to align them to the yeast genome and then MACS to
>call peaks.  There will be about 40 users total.  Each task runs quickly
>on the public server, but we are concerned about the queue times when
>dealing with a 90-min class.
>
>Thank you for any help or advice,
>
>best
>Max
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