Test-drive the GATK tools and Best Practices pipelines on Terra

Check out this blog post to learn how you can get started with GATK and try out the pipelines in preconfigured workspaces (with a user-friendly interface!) without having to install anything.

What is the computer requirements for BWA and GATK?

What is the computer requirements (Memory - processor - Hard capacity - Linux type) for BWA and GATK?


  • Geraldine_VdAuweraGeraldine_VdAuwera Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie admin

    There are no hardware requirements for running GATK on Linux, and most if not all Linux distributions should be able to run it as long as they have the right version of Java (1.7). Hardware needs will increase with the size of the dataset you want to process, of course. We do not provide guidelines about this as it is too variable, so you'll need to experiment on your own.

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