Setting the number of cores to use

Some Workbench algorithms can use all the cores available on your system for large jobs to make the analysis as fast as possible. This is particularly relevant for some NGS analysis tools.

You can restrict the number of cores that can be used by:

Please note that configuring the maxcores setting is not a guarantee that the Workbench will never use more than the number of cores specified. However, the use of any higher number of cores would be for very brief and infrequent peaks and should not affect performance of other applications running on your system.

You can download a sample cpu.properties file from
http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/deployment/current/cpu.properties.