New scratch system based on XFS has been put into
service and is available under
/scratch3. Every user
has a personal directory on
file system is not backed up and all files not accessed
for last 30 days will be removed daily.
We have also installed small very fast scratch system
which is available under
/fast_scratch. This system is based
on XFS and SSD disks and has much smaller capacity.
Due to the capacity,
/fast_scratch will be available per
project after CU-CAT approval.
The available scratch systems on Palmetto are:
||varies by phase||local temporary space on each compute node|
||233 TB||OrangeFS based parallel scratch system|
||160 TB||global ZFS based scratch system|
||129 TB||global XFS based scratch system|
||8.5 TB||global XFS SSD based scratch system|
To choose the most appropriate scratch file system for your
application, we recommend running benchmark to test the
I/O performance on
/scratch1 will be most appropriate for applications using parallel
I/O. If your application uses small I/O and not utilizes parallel
I/O, it may be more efficient to use
If you need any help in determining the most appropriate scratch file system for your application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.