ITaP maintains several different storage resources to accompany computational systems. Here is a brief introduction to research storage resources. More information and detailed documentation are available for each resource listed below.
For Scratch Storage, each cluster is assigned a default Lustre parallel filesystem. The Lustre filesystems provide work-area storage optimized for a wide variety of job types, and are designed to perform well with data-itensive computations, while scaling well to large numbers of simultaneous connections.
ITaP Research Computing now offers shared research group storage available from all research clusters or directly usable from labs at a competitive price.
/home is the primary space used to permanently hold files for a given user. This space has a quota which can be adjusted with the BoilerBackpack Quota Management tool
Home Directories currently resides on 3 PB of redundant, high-availability disk space and is a central component of ITaP's research systems infrastructure.
The Fortress Archive (HPSS) system is a large, long-term, multi-tiered file caching and storage system utilizing both online disk and robotic tape drives. ITaP upgraded Fortress Archive (HPSS) from DXUL to HPSS in October of 2011.