The table below gives you an overview of the available options for storage. Note that, except for the user home directory, data storage is allocated per project.
|20 GB||100k||No||Yes||User lifetime|
When a storage space is marked as expandable, it means that you can request more space if needed.
Each user has a home directory (
$HOME) that can contain up to
20 GB of data. It is intended to store user configuration files and personal
data. The user home directory is purged once the user account expire.
Is intended to share data amongst the members of a project. You can see this
workspace as the project home directory. Typically, this space can be used
to share applications and libraries compiled for the project. The project
persistent storage is located at
project persistent directory is purged once the project expire.
Lustre file systems intended as temporary storage for input, output or checkpoint data of your application. LUMI offers 2 types of scratch storage solution: LUMI-P with spinning disks and LUMI-F based on flash storage.
- Learn more about Lustre
- Learn more about the Project Scratch storage
- Learn more about the Project Fast storage
LUMI-F unavailable until summer 2022
To prepare for the installation of LUMI-G, LUMI-F has been removed from the system and will be available again after LUMI-G installation is completed.
Data rentention policies not active
Scratch automatic cleaning is not active at the moment. Please remove the files that are no longer needed by your project on a regular basis if you don't want to run out of TB-hours.
Using compute nodes
/tmp directory on the compute nodes resides in memory and is included in
the job memory request. This means that your job can run of memory if you write
to much data to
Storage is billed by volume as well as time. The billing units are TB-hours. For the regular scratch file system, 1TB that stays for 1 hour on the filesystem, consumes 1TB-hour. For the flash based filesytem 1TB for 1 hour consumes 10 TB-hours.
About the number of files quota¶
For reasons related to performance, we are particularly attentive to the number of files present on the parallel filesystem. A lot of small files negatively impact all users by stressing the filesystem metadata servers. Therefore, any requests to increase the number of files will be evaluated carefully by the Support Team and must be fully justified.
Requests that will be rejected include:
- You are using Conda: you should use the container wrapper tool.
- The compilation of your application is generating too many files for your home or project directory: you should compile your application from the scratch and then install it in your home or project directory. Exception can be made if you are developing an application on LUMI and you want to keep the source and object files in the long term.
Not available yet
|Object Storage||10 TB||1000||500K||No||Project lifetime
+ xx days