Hello all,

Thanks to Ido's post there is now a compute platforms for teaching page on
the wiki:
   http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Teach/ComputingPlatforms

It currently has too much information, and also, not enough information.
 I'll keep massaging it through at least the end of this month and will
send out a full announcement for it in the September Galaxy Update.

In the meantime, suggestions and edits are welcome.

Thanks,

Dave C.



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Dave Clements
<cleme...@galaxyproject.org>wrote:

> Dear Ido,
>
> The load on the Galaxy project public server ("main", aka usegalaxy.org)
> is often heavy and it's unpredictable when that will happen.  As such
> teaching using main is not, um, recommended.
>
> About 18 months ago, the Galaxy project switched from using main for
> workshops to using cloud-based Galaxy instances.  We use CloudMan to run
> and manage these servers on Amazon Web Services.  This has gone much, much
> better, and I recommend you look into this option.
>
> Amazon has an education grants program that we are a part of and that I
> strongly recommend.  See http://aws.amazon.com/grants/.  It's not a lot
> of money, but if they award the grant it will likely be more than you need.
>
> And your question reminds me that I have been meaning to create wiki pages
> with best practices for running workshops and courses using Galaxy.  If I
> get to that this week, I'll post an early draft page to this thread.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave C
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 4:39 AM, Ido Carmel <ido.car...@mail.huji.ac.il>wrote:
>
>> Dear Sir/Madam,
>>
>> My Name is Ido Carmel, I am teaching the course titled "Advanced
>> bioinformatics" in the Faculty of Agriculture in the Hebrew University
>> (Israel).
>>
>> This year (around May), I used the Galaxy platform on the internet in a
>> hands-on session about NGS data analysis. The session took place in one of
>> the University computer classes with six students participating.
>>
>>  For some reason, the Galaxy response was very very slow. It was slow
>> when the students were signing up and also when the students were
>> practicing very lightweight jobs that usually perform immediately such as
>> "Fastq trimmer" or "fastq summary" statistics.
>>
>> Does the slow response was something seasonal or temporal?
>> Alternatively, does the response is related to the fact that the students
>> were in one computer room (and possibly all the queries were sent from the
>> same proxy server)?
>>
>> I am teaching this course next year, do you have any advice/solution for
>> me?
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Ido Carmel
>> --
>> Ido Carmel, Dr. Yael Heifetz Lab,
>> Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture Food and Environment, The Hebrew
>> University, POB 12, Rechovot, Israel.
>> Tel: (+)972-8-9489222
>>
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