On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Peter Cock firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM, Nate Coraor email@example.com wrote:
On May 16, 2012, at 9:47 AM, Peter Cock wrote:
What is the current status in Galaxy for supporting compressed files?
Unfortunately, there's been nothing done on this so far. I'd love to see it happen, but it hasn't been on the top of our priorities.
Where does this sit on the Galaxy team's priorities now, 18 months on? I think I asked about this at the GCC2013, any it was seen as important but not yet at the top of the priorities list.
Nate's reply on Twitter explained that the public Galaxy Instance (formerly hosted at Penn State, now in Texas) uses transparent compression at the file system level with ZFS - so Galaxy doesn't need to compress individual files. Neat: https://twitter.com/natefoo/status/403531922514522112