When you launch an analysis from a Workbench that is logged into a CLC Server, you are offered the choice of where the analysis should be run (figure 12.6).
- Workbench. Run the analysis on the computer the CLC Workbench is running on.
- Server. Run the analysis using the CLC Server. For job node setups, analyses will be run on the job nodes.
- Grid. Only offered if the CLC Server setup has grid nodes. Here, jobs are sent from the master CLC Server to be run on grid nodes. The grid queue to submit to can be selected from the drop down list under the Grid option.
You can check the Remember setting and skip this step option if you wish to always use the selected option when submitting analyses. If you select this option but later change your mind, just start up an analysis and click on the Previous button to open these options again.
Most wizard steps for launching a job on a CLC Workbench or on a CLC Server are the same. There are two minor differences when launching jobs to run on a CLC Server: results are always saved, and a log of the job is always created and saved alongside the results.
Data access: When you run a job on a CLC Server, you will generally only be able to select data from and save results to areas known to the CLC Server. With default server settings, you will not be able to upload data from your local system. Your server administrator can enabled this if they wish. See https://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/manuals/clcserver/current/admin/index.php?manual=Direct_data_transfer_from_client_systems.html.
Disconnecting from the CLC Server: Once the job has been submitted, you can disconnect from the CLC Server if you wish, or close the CLC Workbench entirely. Exception: If you are importing data from the local file system, you must wait until the data has been imported before disconnecting. A notification about server jobs that finished is presented the next time you log in to the CLC Server. See Processes tab and Status bar.