Parallel Storage

Registered RCC account holders have access to the GPFS system, which is a parallel data storage and sharing system with support for rapid I/O for HPC and Spear jobs which allows files and data to be stored in a dedicated and private home directory or shared among specified groups of RCC users.

GPFS is a high-performance storage system that supports operations on our HPC and Spear systems.  If you are logged into the HPC or Spear, you are using GPFS.  The GPFS storage system houses data for both research groups and private home directories.  Individuals, departments, or research groups can purcahase additional storage space and manage shared group access to files and folders.

Who has access?

All RCC users are entitled to 150GB of storage space on GPFS.  This space is allocated when your RCC account is setup.  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, either on-demand or on a five-year basis.