Disk Storage for High Performance Computing
The Research Data Center offers 350 terabytes (TB) of large-scale, redundant HPC/HTC disk storage, expandable to 2 petabytes (PB). To put 2PB in perspective, the RDC could store the equivalent of 120,000 HD movies, never repeating for more than 26 years, or more than 500 million mp3 songs playing for nearly 4,000 years.
Our experienced RCS staff can help you identify the special storage requirements your research may need and can provide the appropriate resources. Some solutions will include free services available to the UA research community via central funding. Other research projects may require additional dedicated storage, which is available to buy-in and co-location users.
- Data Direct Network SFA 10000
- 350 terabytes expandable to two petabytes
UA’s high-speed networking technologies and services are essential to the performance of the Research Computing systems and their high impact for campus researchers. Using high-capacity 10 gigabit-per-second network connections to National LambdaRail (NLR) and Internet2, scholars’ massive data transfers travel seamlessly between local and remote systems to vastly reduce time-to-solution for users.
Optimized for research, it also provides the ability for multiple research and test nets to coexist on the same infrastructure.