Home Directories Overview

Your Home Directories for majority of ITaP research resources is provided by a DDN GS7KX filesystem appliance.

/home is the primary space used to permanently hold files for a given user. This space has a quota which can be monitored at any time by using a myquota command.

Home Directories spaces currently reside on a self-contained GPFS storage system that provides redundant, high-availability disk space and is a central component of ITaP's research systems infrastructure.

ITaP uses network attached storage (NAS) appliances from DDN to provide scale-out Home Directories space to cluster systems. This storage is reliable, backed-up (via snapshots), and is globally available on all ITaP research systems. Your Home Directories is medium-performance, non-purged space suitable for tasks like sharing data, editing files, developing and building software, and many other uses.

Your Home Directories is not designed or intended for use as high-performance working space for running jobs.

Please note that some of ITaP research computing resources may have their own dedicated home directory storage (separate from the main one described here) due to regulatory or technical reasons. Such details would then be documented in respective resources' user guides.