Hi, I am in the process of defining a baseline server for bioinformatics analysis of next gen data. I am not going to be the administrator of this machine so here is the list I came up with for the initial configuration. This machine is going to be used for post alignment and variant calling steps but it would also be nice to have that capacity as well. What other software packages and tools or modifications do you think is necessary for a good bioinformatics server?
Linux OS Apache Server Php MySql PostgreSQL >optional but I suspect we may need it in the near future Perl Python 2.6x , 3.1 R Bioperl, biopython and bioconductor for R can be installed by us or for us
Media wiki installation > we can do this install or we need to be able to have full access to its administration
Access to apache configuration Admin rights for mysql database
Ports: SSH, 80 for intranet