User-Centric Data Storage¶
The following table summarizes user-centric storage areas available on OLCF resources and lists relevant polices.
User-Centric Storage Areas
||NFS||User-controlled||50 GB||Yes||No||90 days|
||HPSS||User-controlled||2 TB ||No||No||90 days|
|||In addition, there is a quota/limit of 2,000 files on this directory.|
User Home Directories (NFS)¶
The environment variable
$HOME will always point to your current home
directory. It is recommended, where possible, that you use this variable to
reference your home directory. In cases in which using
$HOME is not
feasible, it is recommended that you use
Users should note that since this is an NFS-mounted filesystem, its performance will not be as high as other filesystems.
User Home Quotas¶
Quotas are enforced on user home directories. To request an increased quota,
contact the OLCF User Assistance Center. To view your current quota and usage,
$ quota -Qs Disk quotas for user usrid (uid 12345): Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace nccsfiler1a.ccs.ornl.gov:/vol/home 4858M 5000M 5000M 29379 4295m 4295m
User Home Permissions¶
The default permissions for user home directories are
0750 (full access to
the user, read and execute for the group). Users have the ability to change
permissions on their home directories, although it is recommended that
permissions be set to as restrictive as possible (without interfering with your
User Website Directory¶
Users interested in sharing files publicly via the World Wide Web can request a
user website directory be created for their account. User website directories
~/www) have a 5GB storage quota and allow access to files at
user is your userid). If you are
interested in having a user website directory created, please contact the User
Assistance Center at email@example.com.
User Archive Directories (HPSS)¶
The High Performance Storage System (HPSS) at the OLCF provides longer-term storage for the large amounts of data created on the OLCF compute systems. The mass storage facility consists of tape and disk storage components, servers, and the HPSS software. After data is uploaded, it persists on disk for some period of time. The length of its life on disk is determined by how full the disk caches become. When data is migrated to tape, it is done so in a first-in, first-out fashion.
User archive areas on HPSS are intended for storage of data not immediately needed in either User Home directories (NFS) or User Work directories (GPFS). User Archive directories should not be used to store project-related data. Rather, Project Archive directories should be used for project data.
User archive directories are located at
User Archive Access¶
Each OLCF user receives an HPSS account automatically. Users can transfer data to HPSS from any OLCF system using the HSI or HTAR utilities. For more information on using HSI or HTAR, see the HPSS Data Archival System .