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.


Data in the scratch volume is periodically deleted by an automated process. The scratch volume is not for long-term data storage.