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Galactic Radio Telescope

This is an opt-in service which Galaxy admins can configure to contribute their job run data back to the community. We hope that by collecting this information we can build accurate models of tool CPU/memory/time requirements. In turn, admins will be able to use this analyzed data to optimize their job distribution across highly heterogenous clusters.


You will need to register your Galaxy instance with the Galactic Radio Telescope (GRT). This can be done https://radio-telescope.galaxyproject.org.

Submitting Data

Once you’ve registered your Galaxy instance, you’ll receive an instance ID and an API key which are used to run scripts/grt.py. The tool itself is very simple to run. It collects the last 7 days (by default) of data from your Galaxy server, and sends them to the GRT for processing and display. Additionally it collects the total number of users, and the number of users who ran jobs in the last N days.

Running the tool is simple:

python scripts/grt.py \
    <API_KEY> \
    -c config/galaxy.ini \
    --grt-url https://radio-telescope.galaxyproject.org/api/v1/upload/
    --days 7

The only required parameters are the instance ID and API key. As you can see in the example command, the GRT URL is configurable. If you do not wish to participate in the public version of this experiment you can host your own radio telescope to collect Galactic information.