TechTalk 23: Galaxy – Distributed Computing Through Total Perspective Vortex

Join this TechTalk session to learn about Total Perspective Vortex (TPV), a Galaxy plugin that ensure jobs are appropriately resourced.
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About the Event

The Galaxy Project and the national Galaxy Australia service for life science research make performing data driven analytics easy by providing a simple GUI interface to users. Behind the scenes, the Galaxy Australia compute infrastructure is geographically distributed across a number of national cloud services. A user’s choice of tool and data is passed through a decision tree to ensure that the job is appropriately resourced and balances the needs of job turnaround time, throughput and overall efficiency. This is the work of the Total Perspective Vortex (TPV), a Galaxy plugin which provides a domain-agnostic design that is adaptable to other complex resource management systems.


Gareth Price

Gareth is Product Owner of Galaxy Australia. Gareth has over 20 years’ experience as a bioinformatician and genomics scientist. His expertise spans from early printed microarrays to cartridge based GeneChips through to multiple Next Gen platforms. His work also involved a variety of model organisms – including microorganisms, fruit flies, mice and humans – and non-model organisms with limited genome information.

Dr Nuwan Goonasekera

Nuwan is a research fellow at the University of Melbourne and a developer for Galaxy Australia. He has worked on applying cloud computing technologies to the biomedical research domain since the inception of the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud. He has also worked extensively on cloud portability and dynamically scalable infrastructure on the cloud.

Who Should Attend

  • Research software engineers
  • Academics
  • Coders
  • Other interested parties

Further ARDC resources

TechTalks are a series of forums for sharing technical experience and expertise in digital research. To access presentation slides and free resources from previous talks, visit the TechTalk website.

Recording and Slides

A recording and slides from this event are now available.

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26 October 2023


1 to 2 pm (AEST)





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