Storage and data transfer documentation

Storage Quota Management

This page describes how to manage your storage quota on our Lustre and Panasas storage systems.

Determine quota usage on the HPC/Spear (GPFS)

To determine how much of your quota you are using in your HPC or Spear home directory, login and run the following command:

Scratch Space

We provide scratch space on our HPC file system for writing large amounts of temporary data for running jobs. Scratch space is provided first-come, first-serve and there are no individual user quotas.

What is Scratch Space for?

Sometimes a compute job may generate large amounts of temporary data while the job is running, but that data is then discarded when the job completes. Our scratch volumes exist to accomodate this type of data.