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Specify the EC2 instance type for alignment-type jobs.

Default: m4.xlarge

  • In versions before version, m3.xlarge was the default

Jobs such as convert BAM to FASTQ also use OAlignInstanceType. Bigger instances allow more memory and can speed up the read name sorting in Convert Ngs Files.

Specifying instance type in script

If the user wants to specify a subnet/instance type for each analysis, the user can set /SubnetID=subnet-xxxx /InstanceType=xx.xxxxx in the oscript Options section. This will overwrite the default option specified in ArrayServer.cfg for the duration of these jobs.

For example, if running a large DNAseq/Sentieon analysis, the user might want to change the instance to /InstanceType=c4.8xlarge .

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