File systems

CSCS supports different file systems, whose specifications are summarized in the table below:

/scratch (Piz Daint) /scratch (Clusters) /users /project /store
Type Lustre GPFS GPFS GPFS GPFS
Quota Soft quota 1 M files None 10 GB/user 100 K files 50 K files/TB As per contract
Expiration 30 days 30 days None End of the project As per contract
Data Backup None None Active Active Active
Access Speed Fast Fast Slow Medium Slow
Capacity 6.2 PB 1.4 PB 86 TB 5.7 PB 4.4 PB

/scratch

All users have a personal folder under the /scratch file system.

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/users

Each user has a personal home folder under the /users file system.

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/project

Production projects proposals can ask for group storage under the /project file system.

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/store

Contractual partners can buy dedicated storage under the /store file system.

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