The 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.
"The [Appliance] is central to our lab’s efforts to characterize the diverse microbial communities found in marine environments. While our lab members need to have some bioinformatics background to ensure they understand the nature of the programs they are using, our goal is to have a system in place that allows them to spend as much time as possible thinking about the biological implications of their data sets, not on the process of getting their data through a complex bioinformatics pipeline. "
"Our present workflows analyze RNA-seq datasets. We currently focus on alignments with the genome of the laboratory mouse and chicken. We aim to assemble tools that support analysis of ChIP-seq, and 4C-seq datasets as well."
"We use our [Appliance] primarily for processing ChIP-seq and RNA-seq datasets. The Galaxy web-interface allows biologists without a computational background to process and analyze their own data. The Galaxy instance supplied by Bioteam came with a basic NGS pipeline working “out of the box” and most tools not already installed can be simply added via Galaxy’s tool repository system."
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
The Stein/Lian Laboratory research is heavily dependent upon bioinformatics analysis. They generate TBs of raw sequencing data and analysis results. The university computing clusters and Galaxy Main could not efficiently support their research so the lab switched to BioTeam’s Galaxy Appliance.
“It’s all about time. It would have taken six months before to do what I can do now in two weeks. And it’s not only faster; I can consider more factors in the analysis and the essential research improves”
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 Times||No Storage Quotas||No Job Submission Limits||No Data Transfer Bottlenecks||No Required Infrastructure||No Required Technical Experience|
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:
|Cores||Intel E5 Xeon Processors 20 Cores||Intel E5 Xeon Processors 20 Cores||Intel E5 Xeon Processors 20 Cores||Intel E5 Xeon Processors 20 Cores|
|SAS Storage||32 TB||96 TB||32 TB||96 TB|
|SSD Storage||2x 200 GB||2x 400 GB||2x 200 GB||2x 400 GB|
|RAM||386 GB||386 GB||512 GB||512 GB|
|Network Ports||2x 10GB Ethernet Ports||2x 10GB Ethernet Ports||2x 10GB Ethernet Ports||2x 10GB Ethernet Ports|