20.3 Running jobs and retrieving results

Once you’ve logged into Geneious Server, many normal operations will now include an additional pair of buttons indicating whether the job should run on your computer or on Geneious Server (Figure 20.3 ). Whenever you see this choice you can choose to run the job on Geneious Server. If you’re not logged in when you choose this, Geneious will prompt you to log in. The rest of the options are the same as for any local job, and the job will progress in the same way as if run locally, only using the remote resources provided by the server. If the job is likely to complete quickly, you should just run it locally but if it requires a lot of memory (more than your local machine has for instance) or if it will take a long time to process you should choose to run it on the server.


Figure 20.3: Log in to Geneious Server

You can check the status of your job in the operations table in Geneious Prime. You can also shut Geneious Prime down once your job has been submitted to the server and if the job has completed when you log back in you’ll be able to retrieve your results. If your jobs were running when you shut down, Geneious will request progress from the server when you restart and either show you your completed jobs, or show you the progress dialogue so you can see how far along the job has gone (Figure 20.4 ).


Figure 20.4: Operations table showing Geneious Server and local jobs