The software can be set up to run samples either in parallel or in serial with the maximum number of concurrent samples depending on the amount of memory allocated to the software on your local machine. For Archer Analysis Unlimited, the maximum number of concurrent samples can be set when your virtual private cloud is deployed or at any time after deployment by ArcherDx.
In general, we require 1 CPU and 12GB of RAM per concurrent sample.
For example if you allocate 1 CPU and 12GB of RAM to Archer Analysis, you will be able to process one sample at a time. If you allocate 2 CPUs and 24GB, this would allow you to process 2 samples simultaneous, and so on.
The downloadable virtual machine is configured to run 1 sample at a time by default. This is easily adjusted: Within the VM you must edit the /root/nodes file and change the np=1 value to np=X, where X is the number of samples you wish to process concurrently. Shut down the VM after editing this file and adjust your VMWare settings to match the formula above (1 CPU and 12GB RAM per concurrent sample). You must of course have enough real hardware on the host to support the desired configuration. Restart the VM and it should now process the number of concurrent samples you specified.
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