Greetings to all. I am running qiime2 to analyse my 16s rDNA samples with a 200gb memory 8gb ram laptop. All steps were done with the aids of tutorials but I had encountered troubles when it comes to taxonomy analysis. My laptop went to a black screen after I ran the following command in my virtual box command line.
Hi. I knew the analysis will take time so I turn off sleep mode and make sure my laptop is always on. I am not sure what is going on now with it though. 24 hours passed and it is still black screen with only a mouse pointer on the screen.
How many samples are you analysing? I think size of the data is important at ram usage. 8 gb ram doesn’t look sufficient enough for me, yet I don’t know exactly how it is calculated. I remember my laptop using 16 gb ram + 5 gb swap space at this step of an analysis I did.
Still, I would go with @ben’s suggestion, but I believe it will run out of memory.