We make various files available for public download from the GSA FTP server, such as the GATK resource bundle and presentation slides. We also maintain a public upload feature for processing bug reports from users.
There are two logins to choose from depending on whether you want to upload or download something:
location: ftp.broadinstitute.org username: gsapubftp-anonymous password: <blank>
location: ftp.broadinstitute.org username: gsapubftp password: 5WvQWSfi
Is it possible to source and read bam files directly from ftp site into Unified Genotyper without downloading them first. This option works in samtools view -- but if I try the simple straightforward way in GATK (just replacing the -I inputfilename.bam with -I ftplinktobamfile.bam ) it does not work. Is there another way of doing this? This would save me a lot of diskspace if I could do this.