1. Right now, we host and you can use usegalaxy.org
. Main will be the most reliable server and what we recommend you use, but
test has a few beta tools that aren't available on main yet. That said,
is very much for testing and breaking and shouldn't be used without
2. A local galaxy instance is hosted locally, on your server(s). If you have a local
compute cluster or even a single beefy server that you can access and use, this is free,
but comes with the caveat that you actually run and administer your own servers, install
required tools, etc. A cloud galaxy instance is hosted on Amazon EC2, and comes with most
tools and many common indices installed and preconfigured. The downside to this is that
it does cost money ( http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/
) to run EC2 instances based on
your needs. There's a lot more I can point out if you're interested in running
your own galaxy in the cloud, but I would tentatively suggest that you experiment with our
main galaxy server at usegalaxy.org
, and potentially migrate to a local and/or cloud
solution as your analysis needs demand.
On Nov 7, 2011, at 6:33 PM, Yan Luo wrote:
How are you? Last week our director attended a meeting at New York and got some
information from you. I just visited your homepage "http://galaxy.psu.edu/" he
mentioned. We have some question to "Use Galaxy" and "Get Galaxy". We
want to figure out how our PIs at NIH can use them. Do you have any information regarding
the 2 above issues? for example, slides, introduction, and links, etc.
1. Which servers are available for users to use right now? Are they free? Is there any
restriction? for example, file size, speed, etc.
2. Is there any difference between "local version" and "cloud
version"? What are they different and benefits?
Please let me know if you have any suggestion.