New Campaign Storage file system coming in early July

June 14, 2018

NCAR’s new Campaign Storage file system is being installed this week at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne by CISL staff and engineers from the vendor, DDN. CISL staff expect to finish configuring the system by the end of June and have the new system ready to deploy in the first week of July. It will be made available to users soon after that date.

The file system’s initial storage capacity will be 20 PB with plans to increase the capacity each year. Campaign Storage quotas will be managed differently from the way users’ GLADE home, work, and scratch file space quotas are managed. Each NCAR lab will be allocated space in Campaign Storage and the labs will manage how their allocations are used.

The Campaign Storage file system will have a five-year retention policy, meaning files will be purged five years after their creation. Users will be expected to collaborate with CISL’s Digital Asset Services Hub (DASH) to develop data migration plans for storage needs that exceed five years.

Users will access and manage their Campaign Storage files using Globus services. To help users who are not familiar with Globus, CISL will be updating the existing documentation and offer training sessions that are tailored for use with Campaign Storage. Watch for upcoming announcements in the Daily Bulletin for the training schedule and notices on documentation updates.