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Illumina software versions

The Illumina software that performs the initial processing of the next-gen sequence data (image processing, base calling and quality score calculation) is upgraded from time to time. These are the dates when Illumina software updates were installed.

Pipeline version BCL Converter version Date installed Date decommissioned
GAPipeline 1.3.2 - 07/30/2009 10/26/2009
GAPipeline 1.5.0 - 10/26/2009 02/19/2010
CASAVA 1.6.0 - 02/19/2010 09/07/2010
CASAVA 1.7.0 BclConverter 1.7.1 09/07/2010 05/27/2011
CASAVA 1.7.0 OLB 1.9.0 05/27/2011 02/29/2012
CASAVA 1.8.1 - 03/01/2012 03/06/2012
CASAVA 1.8.2 - 03/07/2012 We will continue using this for V3 flow cells, but as of 08/11/2014 V3 flow cells are no
longer in use here.
bcl2fastq 1.8.4 - 06/04/2014 -

Notes:

  1. The BCL Converter is only used during off-line base calling, i.e. re-calling bases from CIF files.
  2. bcl2fastq is only used for V4 flow cells / V4 chemistry.