Additional Installation Options


The common way of installing parabricks package is described using one of the methods above. However, you can modify the following options when using the script


The location where the parabricks folder will be created. The the parabricks folder contains everything needed to run the software. The user must have permission to write to this location. (default: /opt/)


{docker,singularity} The type of container technology to use (default: docker)


The parabricks release version to install. Contact if you do not want the default version and need more information.


Install extra tools like vcfqc, vcfqcbybam, and cnvkit. This will make installation slower. (default: False)


Install the Ampere-based container. (default: False)


Install on a CPU server. No GPU accelerated tools will run with this option.


Create a symlink at /usr/bin/pbrun. You can choose to do this during installation.


Uninstall parabricks. Removes all the images and scripts from --install-location.


Disable interactive installation. (default: False)


A specific path for the container, relative to the registry (default: None)


The registry to pull from (default: None)


Username to login to the registry (default: None)


Access Token/Password for the supplied username


Install using --fakeroot capabilities in singularity 3.3 or higher. You will need sudo to build for singularity versions below 3.3. (default: False)


The Flexera server name (default: None)


Use the locally present Docker image. (default: False)

Package contents:

  • The installer to download and install the software

  • license.bin: The license file based on your license with NVIDIA Parabricks

  • EULA.txt: The End User License Agreement

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