Special short-term scratch storage
As a part of our scratch storage tier, in addition to the normal quota-limited scratch filesystems, we offer a special short-term scratch service for researchers who need a bit of extra space to complete a paper or meet a deadline. This storage is made acailable on a first-come, first-served basis under the following conditions:
- The file serer with this storage is located in Stata, so only compute jobs in Stata will see any benefit from the server’s 40 Gbit/s network and NVMe disks.
- Like other scratch storage, there are no backups or snapshots. Once it’s gone it’s gone.
- Allocations are for three months or less. At the end of the agreed time period, the contents of the filesystem will be destroyed and the space will be reassigned to other users.
At present, up to 12 TB of space is available. Users can request an allocation by opening a ticket with help@csail and referencing this page.