System requirements

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
  • Linux: Red Hat 5 or later. SUSE 10.2 or later. Fedora 6 or later.
  • 64 bit operating system.

The Biomedical Genomics Server Solution and its backends, including the CLC Server job nodes and the grid nodes, must run on the same type of operating system.


Server hardware requirements

  • Intel or AMD CPU required
  • Computer power: 2 cores required. 8 cores recommended.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM required. 16 GB RAM recommended.
  • Disk space: 500 GB required. More needed if large amounts of data is analyzed.



Analysis on the CLC Genomics Server can only be initiated from either Biomedical Genomics Workbench, CLC Genomics Workbench or the Command Line Tools, thus not from other Workbenches from CLC bio.

Scope of requirements

All the system requirements on this page are requirements for the most recent versions of the products. For requirements for older versions, please refer to the user manual for that specific version.

Latest improvements

We frequently release updates and improvements such as new functionalities, bug fixes or plugins. To get a complete overview, please read the latest improvements.

Special memory requirements for working with genomes

The numbers below give minimum and recommended amounts for systems running mapping and analysis tasks. The requirements suggested are based on the genome size.

  • Human and Mouse exome and panel analysis
    • Minimum: 8 GB RAM
    • Recommended: 16 GB RAM
  • Human Whole Genome analysis
    • Minimum: 24 GB RAM
    • Recommended: 64 GB RAM

© QIAGEN 2017. All rights reserved - Trademarks & Disclaimers