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BioHPC Lab:
User Guide


BioHPC Lab Software

There is 391 software titles installed in BioHPC Lab. The sofware is available on all machines (unless stated otherwise in notes), complete list of programs is below, please click on a title to see details and instructions. Tabular list of software is available here

Please read details and instructions before running any program, it may contain important information on how to properly use the software in BioHPC Lab.

454 gsAssembler or gsMapper, a5, ABruijn, ABySS, AdapterRemoval, Admixtools, Admixture, albacore, Alder, AlleleSeq, ALLMAPS, ALLPATHS-LG, AMOS, AMPHORA, analysis, ANGSD, Annovar, apollo, Atlas-Link, ATLAS_GapFill, ATSAS, Augustus, bamtools, Basset, BayeScan, BBmap, BCFtools, bcl2fastq, Beagle, Beagle4, Beast2, bedops, BEDtools, bfc, bgc, biobambam, Bioconductor, BioPerl, BioPython, Birdsuite, Bismark, blasr, BLAST, blast2go, BLAT, bmtagger, Boost, Bowtie, Bowtie2, breseq, BSseeker2, BUSCO, BWA, canu, CAP3, CBSU RNAseq, cd-hit, CEGMA, CellRanger, CheckM, Circos, Circuitscape, CLUMPP, Clustal Omega, CLUSTALW, Cluster, cmake, CNVnator, cortex_var, CrossMap, CRT, cuda, Cufflinks, cutadapt, dadi, dadi-1.6.3_modif, dDocent, DeconSeq, deepTools, delly, destruct, DETONATE, diamond, Discovar, Discovar de novo, distruct, Docker, dREG, Drop-seq, dropSeqPipe, dsk, ea-utils, ecopcr, EDGE, EIGENSOFT, EMBOSS, entropy, ermineJ, exabayes, exonerate, eXpress, FALCON, FALCON_unzip, Fast-GBS, fasta, FastML, fastq_species_detector, FastQC, fastStructure, FastTree, FASTX, fineSTRUCTURE, flash, Flexible Adapter Remover, FMAP, freebayes, FunGene Pipeline, GATK, GBRS, GCTA, GEM library, GEMMA, geneid, GeneMark, GeneMarker, Genome STRiP, GenomeMapper, GenomeStudio (Illumina), GenomicConsensus, gensim, germline, GMAP/GSNAP, GNU Compilers, GNU parallel, Grinder, GROMACS, Gubbins, HapCompass, HAPCUT, HAPCUT2, hapflk, HaploMerger, Haplomerger2, HapSeq2, HiC-Pro, HISAT2, HMMER, Homer, HOTSPOT, HTSeq, HUMAnN2, HyPhy, iAssembler, IBDLD, IDBA-UD, IGV, IMa2, IMa2p, IMAGE, impute2, infernal, InStruct, InteMAP, InterProScan, iRep, java, jbrowse, jellyfish, JoinMap, julia, jupyter, kallisto, Kent source utilities, khmer, LACHESIS, lcMLkin, LDAK, leeHom, LINKS, LocusZoom, longranger, LUCY, LUCY2, LUMPY, MACS, MaCS simulator, MACS2, MAFFT, Magic-BLAST, MAKER, MAQ, MASH, MaSuRCA, Mauve, mccortex, megahit, MEGAN, MEME Suite, MERLIN, MetaBAT, metaCRISPR, MetAMOS, MetaPathways, MetaPhlAn, MetaVelvet, MetaVelvet-SL, Migrate-n, mira, miRDeep2, MISO (misopy), MixMapper, MKTest, MMSEQ, mothur, MrBayes, mrsFAST, msld, MSMC, MSR-CA Genome Assembler, msstats, MSTMap, mugsy, MultiQC, MUMmer, muscle, muTect, ncftp, Nemo, Netbeans, NEURON, new_fugue, NextGenMap, NGSadmix, ngsDist, ngsF, ngsTools, NGSUtils, Novoalign, NovoalignCS, Oases, OBITools, Orthomcl, PAGIT, PAML, pandas, pandaseq, Panseq, PASA, PASTEC, pbalign, pbh5tools, PBJelly, PBSuite, PeakSplitter, PEAR, PennCNV, ph5tools, Phage_Finder, PHAST, PHYLIP, PhyloCSF, phylophlan, PhyML, Picard, Pindel, piPipes, PIQ, Platypus, plink, Plotly, popbam, prinseq, prodigal, progressiveCactus, prokka, pyRAD, PySnpTools, PyVCF, QIIME, QIIME2 q2cli, Quake, QuantiSNP2, QUAST, QUMA, R, RACA, RADIS, RAPTR-SV, RAxML, Ray, Rcorrector, REAPR, RepeatMasker, RepeatModeler, RFMix, RNAMMER, rnaQUAST, Roary, RSEM, RSeQC, RStudio, sabre, SaguaroGW, samblaster, Samtools, Satsuma, scikit-learn, scythe, Sentieon, SeqPrep, sgrep, SHAPEIT, shore, SHOREmap, shortBRED, SHRiMP, sickle, SignalP, simuPOP, skewer, smcpp, SMRT Analysis, snakemake, snap, SNAPP, SNPhylo, SOAP2, SOAPdenovo, SOAPdenovo-Trans, SOAPdenovo2, SomaticSniper, SPAdes, SRA Toolkit, srst2, stacks, stampy, STAR, statmodels, Strelka, StringTie, STRUCTURE, supernova, SURPI, sutta, SVDetect, svtools, SweepFinder, sweepsims, tabix, Tandem Repeats Finder (TRF), TASSEL 3, TASSEL 4, TASSEL 5, tcoffee, TensorFlow, TEToolkit, TMHMM, TopHat, traitRate, Trans-Proteomic Pipeline (TPP), TransComb, TransDecoder, transrate, TRAP, treeCl, treemix, trimmomatic, Trinity, Trinotate, tRNAscan-SE, UCSC Kent utilities, UMI-tools, usearch, Variant Effect Predictor, VarScan, vcf2diploid, vcfCooker, vcflib, vcftools, Velvet, VESPA, ViennaRNA, VIP, VirusFinder 2, VizBin, vsearch, WASP, wgs-assembler (Celera), Wise2 (Genewise), Xander_assembler, yaha

Details for QIIME (hide)

About:QIIME is an open source software package for comparison and analysis of microbial communities, primarily based on high-throughput amplicon sequencing data (such as SSU rRNA) generated on a variety of platforms, but also supporting analysis of other types of data (such as shotgun metagenomic data). QIIME takes users from their raw sequencing output through initial analyses such as OTU picking, taxonomic assignment, and construction of phylogenetic trees from representative sequences of OTUs, and through downstream statistical analysis, visualization, and production of publication-quality graphics.
Added:12/13/2011 3:16:13 PM
Updated:11/13/2014 4:52:03 PM

This program runs only on workstations marked "VM Supported". Please copy VM image /programs/QIIME-1.9.1-amd64.vdi to your local directory under /workdir and follow QIIME instructions at

Here is the video tutorial of how to use the VM.

On BioHPC lab compuers,

1. Reserve a computer, turn on VNC. (From, login . At "my reservations" page, click "Connect VNC" next to your reserved computer")

2. Connect to your reserved computer by VNC. (, click "Access", read under "Access with VNC"). You might see a window "Authentication is required ...", ignore it. You can drag this warning window to the edge.

3. Open terminal window in VNC (right click and select "open terminal"). Copy the latest version  of QIIME into the local directory. (xxxxx is your user name)

mkdir /workdir/xxxxx

cp /programs/QIIME-1.9.1-amd64.vdi /workdir/xxxxx

4. Start VirtualBox.

From terminal, type "VirtualBox". Then you can either follow the youtube video, or read this instruction

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