Storage Policy

This document describes the policies for use of RCC Storage systems, including Lustre, Panasas, and NoleStor.

Panasas Scratch Space Policy

The Panasas filesystems contains a 10TB volume at /panfs/storage.local/scratch which all RCC users may read and write to. The purpose of this space is for temporary read and write operations for running jobs. Our system automatically and permanently deletes all files in the scratch volume where the last modified timestamp is older than 180 days. Leaving large amounts of data in the scratch volume can prevent other users' jobs from completing successfully. We therefore may remove any data at anytime that appears to be unrelated to read/write operations or that is hindering the ability for other users' jobs to complete.