Needing More Storage

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This KB Article References: High Performance Computing
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Guests, Researchers, Staff, Students
Last Updated: January 26, 2016

In addition to the user home space, projects can also request persistent storage which can be shared by all members of the project. Project space for the “Smith Project” can be found in /gpfs/projects/smith.

The default project space is 100GB. A project can ask for up to 5TB of space by submitting a request describing:

  • The size of the data

  • How it will be used/processed (e.g., software, how often it is accessed, bandwidth requirements, etc.)

  • The duration of storage (the high-performance disk on the cluster is expensive and it is a waste of resources for it to be used as an archive)

  • Confirmation that the user understands that this data is not backed up and therefore backing up data and the integrity of the data is the sole responsibility of the user

Requests for more than 5TB will require more detail and if granted will likely only be satisfied for a specific period of time.

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