Additional Installation Options

The more common ways of installing Parabricks are described above. The following additional options are also supported.


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


The location where the parabricks folder will be created. 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)


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


Registry to pull from (default: None)


Username to login to the registry (default: None)


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


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


Disable interactive installation. (default: False)


Pull image from NGC. DEPRECATED: use --registry instead. (default: False)


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


The Flexera server name (default: None)


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


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


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


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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