This page describes the storage systems available at RCC and how to use them.
At A Glance
HPC Storage (GPFS) - The primary parallel storage system available on the High Performance Computing Cluster and Spear
- Each user is entitled to 150gb of personal storage space in their home directory (/gpfs/home/[username]).
- Certain research groups have access to dedicated volumes in the /gpfs/research volume.
- Transfer data to and from GPFS using Globus or SFTP
Research Archival Storage - A low-cost, long-term storage platform for "at rest" research data
- Archival storage is available for purchase at a lower rate than HPC storage (GPFS) service.
- Use Globus to transfer data to and from system from anywhere on the Internet
- Transfer data to and from GPFS using Globus or SFTP on-campus
- Ideal for custom applications with the need for large unstructured data storage. Examples:
- Storage of unstructured data like image, video, or raw data files.
- Storage of backup files, database dumps, and log files
Our export.rcc.fsu.edu cluster supports a 40Gb/s uplink to our HPC Storage (GPFS) and a 20Gb/s uplink to our Research Archival Storage. This is exponentially faster than accessing our storage systems via Login Nodes or Spear nodes.