All Home Directory 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 Directory space to cluster systems. This storage is reliable, backed-up (via snapshots), and is globally available on all ITaP research systems. Your Home Directory is medium-performance, non-purged space suitable for tasks like sharing data, editing files, developing and building software, and many other uses.
Your Home Directory is not designed or intended for use as high-performance working space for running jobs.
The following ITaP research policies are particularly related to your Home Directory: