Hi Yury,

My apologies if I missed something or misunderstood you question, but I am
not sure the IT group is correct saying Galaxy won't be able to utilize
multiple processors on an SMP box.  When running a tool the Galaxy server
will fork off an asynchronous sub process, and if you run that tool multiple
times in your user session in parallel it will have that many sub processes
running in parallel and on an SMP box the kernel will properly utilize the
available CPUs.

So you would upload the 6 FASTQ files into your history and then you would
run Groomer on each (you don't have to wait for one to finish in order to
launch the next) and then the same for Bowtie.


On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Yury Bukhman <ybukh...@glbrc.wisc.edu>wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an RNA-seq study with 6 runs.  The output is 6 Illumina fastq files.
>  I would like to be able to run FASTQ Groomer and Bowtie on all 6 in
> parallel, utilizing a multi-processor box.  Is this possible?  It appears
> (to our IT group) that Galaxy won't be able to utilize multiple processors
> on an SMP box for the same user session, and we would need to set up a
> cluster to do things like this.  Is this so?  Is there a work-around?
> Thanks.
> Yury
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