Parallel Storage

We manage two high-performance parallel storage systems. Panasas is the storage system for the HPC. Lustre is storage system for Condor, Spear and other applications.

Our Parellel Storage Systems

Panasas is the storage system for our High Performance Computing Cluster. The Panasas filesystem is connected to the HPC via a high-throughput Infiniband network. It is designed to support rapid I/O for HPC processing. If you are logged into the HPC, then you are using this system.

Lustre is an alternative parallel storage system that is used primarily on our Condor and Spear systems. This system is not as highly performant as Panasas, but is much more flexible. We also use this system to connect data collection instruments, such as the FEI Titan Krios Electron Microscope at the FSU Institute for Molecular Biophysics.

Who has access?

All RCC users are entitled to 100gb of storage space on Panasas and 100gb of storage space on Lustre. These allocations come with your account. We also offer a large general purpose scratch volume for job I/O on a per-request basis. If you are interested in gaining access to scratch space, you can send us a support request.

For those research groups that need more parallel storage space, we offer options for purchasing storage on-demand or on a five-year basis.