In all cases, the GPFS filesystems exist only on their individual clusters.
NOTE Large systems such as Quartz, Jade, RZTopaz, and Zin have significantly more bandwidth to Lustre.
System details can be found on LC Confluence.
|CZ File System||Mount||Capacity (PiB)|
|lustre1||/p/lustre1 (/p/czlustre1 on rzslic)||15|
|lustre2||/p/lustre2 (/p/czlustre2 on rzslic)||15|
|lustre3||/p/lustre3 (only on oslic, rzslic, surface, pascal)||8.1|
RZ File System
|SCF File System||Mount||Capacity (PiB)|
|SNSI File System||Mount||Capacity (PiB)|
VAST is a new platform for use in the CZ. Details on the VAST deployment can be found in Technical Bulletin #538.
|CZ File System||Mount||Initial Capacity (PiB)|
|vast1||/p/vast1 (/p/czvast1 on rzslic)||5.2|
Quotas will be in place to monitor and regulate both the total amount of data and the total number of files (or inodes) used by a particular user. The implementation will include both hard quotas and soft quotas. A hard quota will prevent new file writes from succeeding until the user has freed up space below the quota threshold. The soft quota is a lower threshold, set at 90% of the hard threshold and is equal to the user's quota. When the soft quota is hit, it starts a grace period for the user to clear space or files before having all writes blocked. During this grace period, I/O performance will likely be throttled. Once that probationary period is exceeded and the user has not yet reduced usage below their quota, the soft quota becomes a hard quota and new writes will fail.
There are 3 levels of quotas for users, as shown below. Movement of a user from Tier 1 to Tier 2 is permanent and may be requested using the following form or contacting the LC Hotline. For those needing further capacity or number of files, they can provide justification for a custom amount to their account coordinator who can then implement the change for up to six months.
|LC Storage Type||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Back up to tape?|
|Parallel File Systems|
(GPFS - pending deployment)
(Vast - pending deployment)
Fill out this form to request increase
|Contact LC Hotline to initiate conversation with Livermore Computing and programmatic stakeholders||No||No|
|Contact LC Hotline to initiate conversation with Livermore Computing and programmatic stakeholders|
†these quotas are per directory, not per user as in all other cases
NOTE for quotas with a "/", the second number equals inode limits in M (million) number increments where appropriate.