DIAMOND compiles as generic C++ code and has no particular requirements on the hardware architecture, but it makes use of the SSE instruction set of the Intel/AMD x86-64 platform if available and will run considerably faster on that platform. It runs on POSIX-compatible operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD, macOS) as well as on Microsoft Windows.
A high-memory server is recommended for better performance, but the program can be run on standard desktop computers or laptops.
Compiled binaries are available for download for Linux, macOS (via Bioconda), FreeBSD (via
pkg) and Windows. For best performance, it is recommended to natively compile the software from source on the target system.
The software has been tested on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic, Ubuntu 14.04 trusty, CentOS 7, macOS 10.13 and Microsoft Windows 10.
A precompiled binary is available for recent Linux systems and may be downloaded for immediate use:
wget http://github.com/bbuchfink/diamond/releases/download/v2.0.5/diamond-linux64.tar.gz tar xzf diamond-linux64.tar.gz
If the binary does not work on your system, i.e. you are getting error messages like
Kernel too old, please try another installation method or compile the software from source.
Install Bioconda on your system if not already present, then install DIAMOND using this shell command:
conda install -c bioconda diamond
Regularly updating to the latest version is also recommended:
conda update diamond
To pull the latest version of the official Docker container:
docker pull buchfink/diamond
To pull a specific version:
docker pull buchfink/diamond:version2.0.5
On FreeBSD, you can use
pkg install diamond to install the software.
Compilation requires GCC 4.8.1 or later, CMake 2.6 or later as well as
zlib including development headers. To compile DIAMOND from source, invoke the following commands on the shell:
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=...to install to a different prefix.
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_MARCH=nativeto perform a native compile.
-DCMAKE_BUILD_MARCH=noconafor a binary compatible with host CPUs supporting only SSE3, and
-DCMAKE_BUILD_MARCH=nehalemfor compatibility with host CPUs supporting SSE4.2.