I indexed the human grch38 assembly using BWA with the command
bwa index -a bwtsw <file>
I used a computer cluster and at the end, I obtained a use of ~75 Gb of memory. My PC has a memory of 64 Gb.
Does this mean that if I had indexed the file at home, the PC would have crashed? (BWA exits the computation when there is not enough memory allocated).
Is there a way to handle the memory usage so that the process can be carried out at home with the available resources?