News Brief

24/10/2012 - Wolfpack Cluster's launched! Check out the User Guide now!



Galaxy & caArray Maintenance

Service Action Period Note
Galaxy Offline 7 - 14 Feb 2014 Due to File Server upgrade
caArray Offline 7 - 14 Feb 2014 Due to File Server upgrade


Recruiting QA Users

The main Galaxy developers are ramping up their development and releasing frequent updates. As a result PWBC's Galaxy receives patches from upstream regularly. We are looking for ~10 highly active individuals to become QA testers! As a QA tester, your task is simple: Just keep using Galaxy QA with the following benefits:

  • 800GB account storage. :-D
  • Support requests given the highest priority.
  • Gain access to the latest tools & features.

The candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Uses Galaxy on a weekly basis (at least 10 jobs/week).
  • Uses tools that are not heavily overlapped with other QA users.

Like to apply? Please email PWBC.


Release of Galaxy Production & Data Migration from QA

PWBC's Production Galaxy is on its way! The release date is 1 Oct 2012 (Monday). We have scheduled the shutdown of the current Galaxy QA so that we can migrate all data to the production server. The key dates are:

  • Thursday, 27 Sep, 5PM, the job queue will be locked. All newly submitted jobs will be held.
  • Friday, 28 Sep, 5PM, Galaxy QA will be shutdown.
  • Saturday, 29 Sep, data migration from QA to production.
  • Sunday, 30 Sep, bring up Production Galaxy, validation.
  • Monday, 1 Oct, release Production Galaxy for public access.

The new Production Galaxy will be running on our newly deployed Wolfpack Cluster. There will be several performance enhancements for the following tools:

  • BWA for Illumina & SOLiD
  • Bowtie for Illumina & SOLiD
  • Tophat for Illumina & SOLiD
  • Cufflinks, Cuffdiff & Cuffmerge

Note that the current Galaxy QA will be retired from public access. The new Production Galaxy can be accessed from here.