Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational research. Users can use the public instance of Galaxy, or at the Hutch, we provide acccess to self service installations with the following features:

Please check the Galaxy Documentation for more general information about using Galaxy.

How to use Galaxy on Gizmo:

Starting Galaxy is simple. You just run the galaxy command on Rhino. Run this command in a new shell that won’t be canceled/closed for a while. We recommend tmux or NoMachine for long running shells.. When you run the command the first time, you may just the the “New Install” option, but in the future you can reconnect to a previous install by selecting one of the other options.

petersen@rhino03:~ galaxy
Enter number to select your Galaxy install
1) /fh/fast/_HDC/user/petersen/galaxies/demo/
2) /fh/fast/_HDC/user/petersen/galaxies/production/
3) /fh/fast/_HDC/user/petersen/galaxies/latest/
4) /fh/fast/_HDC/user/petersen/galaxies/solarsystem/
5) New-Install
#? 5
New Install: Enter a name for the Galaxy instance: brandnew

A few minutes after the installation has been started you receive an email like this:

Now you wait about 30 min. If you click on the link before Galaxy has finished installing you will see a proxy error:

Proxy Error

Try again after a while. Then you should see the Galaxy login screen. Use your HutchnetID and password to login to the Galaxy interface:

Login Screen

To terminate the Galaxy instance just type Ctrl+c twice inside the terminal Window. It will cancel the cluster job that runs Galaxy.

Current Issues

Wrong Session Token

When using Chrome, you might see this error message:

“Wrong session Token found.”

Error with Chrome

To fix the issue please reset all Cookies from your Chrome browser or use a new incognito window or use a different browser such as Firefox.

To remove Cookies from Chrome, go to
-> Settings -> Privacy and Security -> Cookies and other site data -> See all cookies and site data -> in the upper right search for and then click Remove all shown and restart Chrome

If toolbox is unable to identify your PI you may get a message like:

"Could not find a link to PI or division for user: alice. Please contact SciComp.
Folder  does not exist or is not writable"

The default location for galaxy installations is a directory named galaxies in your fast drive. The path to this directory generally follows this format:/fh/fast/<pi_d>/user/<username>/galaxies.
You can specify this path as the location to install galaxy by running the following code in your shell:

export GALAXY_DIR=/fh/fast/foo_b/user/alice/galaxies

The code above set the environment variable GALAXY_DIR to the path before running galaxy as usual. This can also be used to create galaxy installations in non-standard locations.