Guidelines and Terms of use

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Guidelines and Terms of use:

All users should use the PBS queuing system for submitting jobs.

Please do not run jobs directly on the main headnode

Computing resources are managed by the queuing system.

Storage resources however, have user quotas, and are billed for, according to our billing policy (See storage and quotas).

Both users, and their supervisors should familiarise themselves with the quota system, and the costs incurred.

Home directories - every user gets allocated 500 GB on the file server at /home/<username>. The purpose of this is

 to serve as a landing spot when you log in, and for storing documents and similar files. It is expressly not intended for research data.

Data directories - every user also gets allocated by default 1.5 TB on our fast Lustre storage at /nlustre/users/<username>. 

This is where your large files must go, and where you should process from, and store towards during processing.

This storage must not be used for backup of any other systems or data. Its intended for bona fide research activities only.

The home directories gets backed up daily with a retention period of 1 week for multiple versions.

Due to its size, the Lustre directories only gets replicated (twice per week at present). Our intention is to try and replicate every night if possible.