HPC Grid Knowledge: Storage Solutions

WSU HPC Grid Storage Solutions

 

Tier 1

 

Panasas ActiveStor Prime Storage

Who can use it?

WSU and WSU affiliated Faculty, Staff, and Students that have an active AccessID and are actively engaged in WSU affiliated research or coursework taking place on the WSU HPC Grid

What is it comprised of?

~1.6 PB of Raw Network Attached Storage. Users may request up to 2 TB. Groups may request up to 10 TB. More may be made available upon request.

How is it accessed?

If you have research or coursework that will utilize the WSU HPC Grid then you may apply for a Grid Account . If you will be collaborating with other Grid users then you can request a Group Directory.

 

College of Engineering Hadoop/Spark Cluster

Who can use it?

WSU College of Engineering Faculty, Staff, and Students that have an active AccessID and that are engaged in WSU College of Engineering research or coursework involving big data software and hardware.

What is it comprised of?

~240 TB of SATA Storage spread across 5 nodes running hadoop, spark, and other big data software.

How is it accessed?

Contact the WSU HPC Team for more information.

 

WSU OSiRIS

Who can use it?

WSU and WSU affiliated Faculty, Staff, and Students that have an active AccessID and are collaborating with researchers at the University of Michigan and/or Michigan State University.

What is it comprised of?

~8 PB of Distributed Multi-Institutional Storage (Currently in Beta). Visit https://www.osris.org/about for more information. 

How is it accessed?

Contact the WSU HPC Team for more information.

Tier 2

 

Panasas ActiveStor 18 Tier 2 Storage ~1 PB of Raw Network Attached Storage

Coming Soon!

 

Panasas ActiveStor 14 Tier 2 Storage ~500 TB of Raw Network Attached Storage

Coming Soon!

 

Tier 3 or Backup

 

Panasas Snapshots Internal to the Panasas ActiveStor Prime

Who can use it?

WSU HPC Grid users automatically have their home directories backed up by snapshots..

What is it comprised of?

Snapshots integrated into the ActiveStor Prime Storage Solution. The snapshot directory provides two weeks worth of snapshots.

How is it accessed?

The snapshot directory is accessed via the ~/.snapshot directory in your home directory. Please visit this tutorial for more information.

 

Dedicated Backup

Who can use it?

WSU HPC Grid users automatically have their home directories and group directories backed up.

What is it comprised of?

WSU's Symantec Netbackup Enterprise Server. The backup system does a full backup once every three weeks.

How is it accessed?

Please submit a ticket for File Recovery.

 

Google Drive Tier 3 Unlimited Offsite Storage 1 TB/Day of Transfer

Who can use it?

WSU and WSU affiliated Faculty, Staff, and Students that have an active AccessID.

What is it comprised of?

Google Provided Unlimited Cloud Storage.

How is it accessed? 

Please visit this tutorial for more information