Today's scientific research involves increasingly large volumes of increasingly complex data. At the same time, CPU performance has improved well beyond storage media, which can create bottlenecks in HPC environments. Read this section to learn how to optimize your storage usage and improve I/O performance on Palmetto.
Palmetto provides three data spaces: home, scratch, and paid storage.
Every user has a home directory and access to the scratch file systems. Paid storage is purchased by our research scientists to house their data and can only be accessed by users having the owner’s approval. Each data space is accessible from anywhere in the cluster.
The video below will walk you through the different data spaces and how they are used.
Storage Hardware Grid
The table below describes each file system on Palmetto and the hardware for the storage medium and connection to the nodes.
|100GB per user