Hello Boaz,

Galaxy itself will install and run in just a few minutes on most any laptop. And that install does include some very useful tools for basic usage (data manipulation, statistics, visualization). But you are correct - if you plan to do anything like NGS mapping followed by downstream analysis like ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Variant Calling, etc. - then yes, you will need to give Galaxy access to sufficient resources to run those additional 3rd party tools. In general, those resources are the same as what you would need to provide anyway if you were running the same tools on the line-command.

Using a smaller reference genome may make you analysis project more manageable in scale, but there are other factors such as the size of the sequence files you intend to use as inputs and how many are used at a time (some tools permit the use of multiple samples with multiple replicates). How much throughput you want to achieve is also a consideration. Giving this a try by testing may be the best way to know if it is going to work for your particular needs.

Follow the set up instructions, then proceed to the advance configuration for setting up a production server. Install any necessary wrappers from the tool shed and dependencies for wrappers already in the distribution that you intend to use. And finally, install the data and indexes. All are documented and linked from the main 'Get Galaxy' wiki:
http://getgalaxy.org

Many biologists find that using a cloud Galaxy is another alternative that helps them achieve more throughput, while avoiding having to deal with certain administration tasks or buying hardware, since the cloud image has many tools and core databases/indexes pre-installed and the dedicated resources can scaled up or down as needed. You can also add your own genome. Keeping a permanent or semi-permanent data storage bucket, but turning Galaxy "off" when not needed, is one way to manage costs.
http://usegalaxy.org/cloud

You will also want to start following the galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu mailing list, and begin asking local-install or cloud (if you go that route) questions there.
http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/MailingLists#The_lists

Best,

Jen
Galaxy team

On 6/3/13 11:42 PM, Boaz Shaanan wrote:
Hi,

I'd like to consider local install (linux) of Galaxy (pre-built binary or build from source). I was warned that analysis using Galaxy requires huge amount of memory (tens-Gb or even hundreds). I'm sure it's problem dependent though. For now I intend to do analysis vis-a-vis an archaeal genome, which is not too large. Is that practical to try to approach the problem on a recently purchased Quad-core computer with 8Gb memory or should I stick with the public implementation?

I'd appreciate your advice.

 Boaz

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Dept. of Life Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva 84105
Israel

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*Subject:* Re: [galaxy-user] Newbie: summary or metrics of Galaxy use & adoption?

Hi Ramon,

The Galaxy Project does not track local installs directly. We don't even keep track of the number of times it is downloaded.

However, you can get an approximate feel for how widely used it is in a couple of other ways:

  * Galaxy-Dev mailing list traffic and membership.  Most messages to
    this list come from people doing local installs of Galaxy.  There
    are a /lot/ of messages.
    http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Galaxy%20Project/Statistics#Mailing_Lists
  * Source code contributions from the community.  See
    https://www.ohloh.net/p/galaxybx/
  * The public Galaxy server list at
    http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/PublicGalaxyServers.  These are all
    local installs (and this number may go up again this week).
  * The isgalaxy tag in Galaxy's CiteUlike group.  These papers are
    about installations of Galaxy.
    http://www.citeulike.org/group/16008/tag/isgalaxy
  * The uselocal, usepublic, and uselocal tags at CiteULike.  We
    started keeping track of these in March 2013.  So this will give
    you an idea of how many papers since March indicate that the used
    a Galaxy other than Main.

We will be updating most of our statistics at the end of this month. We'll also be back-curating the new citeulike tags back to the beginning of 2013.

Hope this helps.

Dave C


On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Ramon Felciano <felci...@ingenuity.com <mailto:felci...@ingenuity.com>> wrote:

    Hello all --

    I would like to evaluate Galaxy for integration with Ingenuity's
    NGS analytics platform, and am trying to pull together some macro
    materials on how Galaxy has been used and adopted by the community
    at large. Are there any presentations or wiki pages that summarize
    basic stuff like:

    # users

    # of deployments/ instances (public or private)

    Relative use of CloudMan vs locally deployed

    Use in any clinical or regulated environments (e.g. CLIA)

    I've seen the materials at
    http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Galaxy%20Project/Statistics but this
    looks to be only related to the public instance. Are there any
    similar materials that summarize across all installations, perhaps
    based on user surveys or the like?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Ramon

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