Fortress uses an IBM T3584 robotic tape library with a capacity of over 10 PB.
|Storage Subsystem||Current Capacity||Hardware|
|Disk Cache||Over 200 TB||3 IBM DS3512 Storage arrays|
|Long-Term Storage||Over 10 PB||LTO-6 Robotic Tape Library|
All files stored on Fortress appear in at least two separate storage devices:
To ensure optimal performance for all users, and to keep the Fortress system healthy, please remember the following tips:
All Purdue faculty, staff, and students participating in the Community Cluster program have access to Fortress along with their cluster nodes and scratch space.
Additionally, all Purdue faculty, staff, and students with the approval of their advisor may also request access to Fortress. Refer to the Accounts / Access page for more details on how to request access.
Research groups may, upon request, be assigned a group data storage space within Fortress to facilitate sharing of research data. Access to this space is controlled a UNIX group assigned to the research group. Faculty should contact ITaP at firstname.lastname@example.org to create a shared space for their research group.
ITaP research computing resources are not intended to store data protected by Federal privacy and security laws (e.g., HIPAA, ITAR, classified, etc.). It is the responsibility of the faculty partner to ensure that no protected data is stored on the systems.