Greetings from NCGAS,
As you may have seen, the Karst supercomputer at IU will be retired from service on December 18th, 2020. This machine is the host for two of our Galaxy servers. Both IU Galaxy and Trinity Galaxy servers will also be retired in December with Karst.
NCGAS will continue to maintain and expand the number of tools available through our partneships at PSC and the Galaxy Main (usegalaxy.org). For example, Galaxy Main is now integrated with the Bridges system, to support high memory de novo transcriptome assembly jobs, without the need for an allocation.
You will need to migrate your data and workflows from the IU Galaxy and Trinity Galaxy servers to a Galaxy Main account. While we understand switching services can be inconvenient, there are some significant benefits to this transition:
More memory: Galaxy Main is now supported by much higher memory hardware than the retiring IU Galaxy and Trinity Galaxy.
More space: All users are allocated 250GB of space on Galaxy Main.
More development: Galaxy Main’s large developer team provides cutting edge tools as Galaxy evolves.
More tools: Our time will be freed up to focus on making more software available on all Galaxy systems.
In addition to Galaxy Main, we can also help you set up your own instances of Galaxy on Jetstream if the above option is not sufficient. NCGAS also supports users using integrated access to Jupyter Lab and Jupyter Notebooks, as well as RStudio on both IU and PSC machines. Finally, we can help you migrate your workflows to the command line if that is a better fit for the hardware available.
For more information on Galaxy Main: usegalaxy.org
For more information on IU’s Research Desktop (for Jupyter, RStudio, etc): https://kb.iu.edu/d/apum
For more information on PSC’s Open OnDemand (for Jupyter, RStudio, etc)*: https://ondemand.bridges.psc.edu/pun/sys/dashboard
And as always, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or requests to help with this transition.