The common way of installing parabricks package is described in GETTING STARTED. However, you can modify the following options.


Location in which a folder by the name of parabricks will be created. The parabricks folder will contain everything needed to run the software. The user must have permission to write to this location. (default: /opt/)


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


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


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


Install 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 the installation


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


Disable interactive installation (default: False)


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


Registry to pull from (default: None)


Username to login the registry with (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)


Flexera server name (default: None)


Use the locally present docker image (default: False)

Package contents:

  • Installer to download and install the software

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

  • EULA.txt: End User License Agreement