Research Data Storage
RCAC provides many file storage options to Purdue researchers. Some are high-performance, large capacity spaces optimized for Community Cluster use, while others, like the Research Data Depot or Fortress archive, are well-suited for storage of a wide variety of research data.
The Lustre scratch filesystems provide work-area storage optimized for a wide variety of job types, and are designed to perform well with data-intensive computations, while scaling well to large numbers of simultaneous connections.
The Research Data Depot is a service from RCAC that provides a high-capacity, fast, reliable and secure data storage system designed, configured and operated for the needs of Purdue researchers and campus units in any field and shareable with both on-campus and off-campus collaborators. Access to the Research Data Depot is available to any Purdue researcher at a low annual per-terabyte cost. Contact us for access to a trial space.
The Fortress HPSS system is a large, multi-tiered file caching and storage system utilizing both online disk and robotic tape drives. Fortress is optimized for long-term storage of important data and results. Fortress is available to any researcher at Purdue.
Globus is a powerful and easy to use file transfer service that for transferring files virtually anywhere. It works within RCAC's various research storage systems; it connects between RCAC and remote research sites running Globus; and it connects research systems to personal systems. Easily share data with collaborators around the world, with dropbox-like simplicity!
REED Folder is a managed storage solution built on top of the Box.com cloud platform, to provide storage, sharing, and collaboration for research projects requiring compliance with regulations or heightened security.