Purdue IT 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.
Use our Storage Solutions Finder, an interactive tool to help Purdue researchers compare and select a variety of available storage options based on their usage needs and data security constraints, to help find the solution that works best for you.
Purdue Data Resources
Several data storage resources are offered by Purdue outside of Research Computing. One such offering is PURR, a research collaboration and data management solution for Purdue researchers and their collaborators. Purdue Libraries offers a broader overview of all storage options available to students, faculty, and staff at Purdue.
Globus is a powerful and easy to use file transfer service for transferring files virtually anywhere. It works within ITaP's various research storage systems; it connects between ITaP 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!
Each cluster is assigned a default Lustre or GPFS parallel scratch filesystem. The parallel 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.