Storage Quotas and Charges

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The price of a basic account is R 1,500 per year (to be confirmed soon).

Checking storage quotas

  • A web-based system for checking the different user and group storage quotas and charges is available at
  • Home directory quotas can be checked with:
> To be confirmed
  • nLustre quotas can be checked with:
> lfs quota -u username /nlustre


A basic account provides:

  • 512 GB of storage space in /home/user
  • 1 TB of storage space in /nlustre/user and /nlustre/scratch/user
  • 512 GB of storage space in Galaxy
  • Unlimited computational usage

Upgrading storage space

  • Storage space may be upgraded at R 1,000 per TB per year in the following steps:
    • 5 TB total (add 4)
    • 10 TB
    • 20 TB or more