Reminder: Limited bandwidth may impact ability to preserve HPSS data

May 6, 2020

CISL storage administrators estimate less than 43% of the data remaining on the High Performance Storage System (HPSS) can still be read for migration to other storage spaces before the system is decommissioned on October 1, 2021. The estimate is based on an aggressive but possible data-transfer rate of 2 PB per month.

Given the limited bandwidth and time available, users who have not already done so should begin moving valuable data to alternative storage systems and to delete files that are no longer needed.

Documentation and training are available on recommended processes for identifying and organizing HPSS holdings, copying files that need to be preserved to another storage resource, and deleting files that are no longer needed.

Please contact CISL for advice on individual workflows and storage options.