On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Xiandong Meng firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hi Enis, Thank you for your great work on Galaxy Cloud. I am running a galaxy server for sequence analysis at Berkeley Lab. The galaxy works wel with our SGE clusters l. Due to the size of data, I am going to move the computation to a cloud computing using a Hadoop cluster. So far I only found information about cloud solution on Amazon EC2. I was wondering if Galaxy has a mechanism to support a general Hadoop cluster just like running a SGE or PBS cluster.
While we are planning to make it possible to run tools in Galaxy that use a hadoop cluster, hadoop is a completely different model from a general purpose cluster, and tools need to be specifically written for use with hadoop. Only some analyses decompose well under the map-reduce model that hadoop requires. Are you implementing your own analysis tools for use with hadoop?