On September 22nd, OSC switched to Slurm for job scheduling and resource management on the Pitzer Cluster, along with the deployment of the new Pitzer hardware. We are in the process of updating the example job scripts for each software. If a Slurm example is not yet available, please consult our general Slurm information page or contact OSC help.


The FASTX-Toolkit is a collection of command line tools for Short-Reads FASTA/FASTQ files preprocessing.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of FASTX-Toolkit are available on OSC clusters:

Version Owens
0.0.14 X*
*:Current default version

You can use  module spider fastx to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


FASTX-Toolkit is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Assaf Gordon, Open source


Usage on Owens


To configure your environment for use of FASTX-Toolkit, run the following command: module load fastx. The default version will be loaded. To select a particular FASTX-Toolkit version, use module load fastx/version. For example, use module load fastx/0.0.14 to load FASTX-Toolkit 0.0.14.

Further Reading

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