Emailing a User Upon Completion of Long Tasks such as DADA2 Denoising or Machine Learning Classification

Hi everyone,
In discussions with my labmates we thought it would be really useful if a future version of Qiime could include the ability to automatically email a particular person or group of people. We thought this would be useful for when users have computing resources in a different location from where their lab is located. Some tasks that come to mind include when dada2 or taxonomic classification are complete. Just food for thought!

Check with your system admin — SGE and other HPC systems often have mechanisms to email users when jobs are completed.

For SGE, in your job script header line add a line like this:
#$ -M email_address

Other HPC software systems have similar features…

I hope that helps!


Thanks @Nicholas_Bokulich! I’ll look into that.