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Galaxy Made Easy

galaxy-project-logoThe BioTeam Appliance Galaxy Edition is a push-button solution that lets researchers get up and running quickly with Galaxy.  The Galaxy Appliance comes preinstalled with a production instance of Galaxy, bioinformatics tools, and reference datasets. This powerful system is specifically configured for computationally intensive scientific workloads. Most importantly, the Galaxy Appliance is an open system so researchers and can install whatever tools they need and use the server as their own high-performance informatics infrastructure outside of Galaxy. BioTeam provides ongoing support for the Galaxy Appliance, enabling researchers to minimize their IT burden. The Galaxy Appliance is used by researchers around the world for metagenomic, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq analysis and more.

Who is Using the BioTeam Appliance Galaxy Edition?*

  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of Vermont
  • University of California – San Francisco

  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Université de Genève
  • Institute of Human Genetics

*These clients tested the early access edition of the BioTeam’s product
Ready to get started?

Is it right for me?

As an open-source tool, there are many ways to access Galaxy.  For researchers who need the flexibility of a local Galaxy instance but don’t have the time or resources to devote to the initial set-up and ongoing maintenance of the hardware and software, the Galaxy Appliance is the perfect solution.

No Wait TimesNo Storage QuotasNo Job Submission LimitsNo Data Transfer BottlenecksNo Required InfrastructureNo Required Technical Experience
Galaxy MainNoNoNoNoYesYes
Local GalaxyNoNoNoYesNoNo
Cloud GalaxyYesYesYesNoNoYes
BioTeam ApplianceYesYesYesYesYesYes

What’s Inside?

The Galaxy Appliance has been designed to work out-of-the-box and enable computationally intensive scientific data analysis with Galaxy. The Galaxy Appliance includes the following features:

  • Production Galaxy Configuration
    • Grid Engine job scheduler
    • FTP-enabled for large data transfers
    • Postgres Production Database
  • Preinstalled Bioinformatics Tools
    • RNA-Seq: Bowtie, Bowtie2, BWA, Cufflinks, STAR, TopHat, TopHat2
    • ChIP-Seq: MACS2, SICER
    • NGS Tools: BEDTools, FastQC, FastX, SAMTools, BLAST
    • Other Tools: GNUPlot, R

  • Preloaded Reference Datasets
    • Reference Genomes
    • Reference genome index files for pre-packaged tools
  • Support
    • Updates to the Galaxy Instance
    • Updates to the system configuration
    • Support for the hardware

Specifications

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CoresIntel E5 Xeon Processors 20 CoresIntel E5 Xeon Processors 20 CoresIntel E5 Xeon Processors 20 CoresIntel E5 Xeon Processors 20 Cores
SAS Storage32 TB96 TB32 TB96 TB
SSD Storage2x 200 GB2x 400 GB2x 200 GB2x 400 GB
RAM386 GB386 GB512 GB512 GB
Network Ports2x 10GB Ethernet Ports2x 10GB Ethernet Ports2x 10GB Ethernet Ports2x 10GB Ethernet Ports
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Events

BioTeam will be presenting the Galaxy Appliance at the following events:

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BioIT World Conference & Expo

April 6 & 7, 2016

Boston, MA

www.bio-itworldexpo.com

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Galaxy Community Conference

June 28 & 29, 2016

Bloomington, IN

www.gcc2016.iu.edu