Guidelines and Terms of use

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Please familiarise yourself thoroughly with the following:

  • All users should use the PBS Torque queue manager 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 Quotas and Charges).
  • 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 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 get backed up daily with a retention period of 2 weeks for multiple versions.
  • Due to its size, the Lustre directories only get replicated on our replication storage (twice per week at present). Our intention is to try and replicate every night if possible.