HMS offers three types of Active storage options: Active Compute, Active Collaboration, and Scratch.

The Active storage space is intended for storing research data that is frequently accessed, modified, or computed against. Details are provided below:

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Active Compute

Overview:

  •  The O2 cluster is a shared high-performance computing environment serving a large research community with diverse research requirements and workflows, including dedicated hardware available for high-memory and GPU-intensive tasks. Active Compute comprises shared group or project folders accessible when logged into the O2 cluster or the transfer cluster. It is intended for active research data that is frequently accessed, modified, or computed against. 

How to Access

Eligibility: 

  • We are currently accepting storage requests from groups with a primary appointment with an HMS Quad-based pre-clinical department. Allocation amounts dependent on lab needs and available resources. If not eligible, please contact HMS Research Computing to discuss further options. 

    Request Storage:  

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    Active Collaborations

    Overview:  

    • Active Collaborations are shared group or project drives, designed for active research data that is frequently accessed or modified. Active Collaborations allows individuals to share documents and files with colleagues, both from within and outside of their department. 

    How to Access (also referred to as research.files): 

    • Active Collaborations are shared group or project drives, generally accessed from desktops and laptops. Also available on the O2 Cluster as '/n/files.'

    Eligibility: 

    • Requires at least two co-owners who can add, edit, and remove files as well as grant additional user access. If you seek access to an existing collaboration, you need to have the manager or owner of the collaboration grant access. Allocation amount depended on lab needs and available resources. 

    Quota Notifications:

    • Storage limits are designed to allow researchers to continue to conduct research while optimizing the use and cost of your storage, and can be modified to accommodate changing research needs. When a folder grows above the pre-established limit, automatic email notifications are sent to the responsible party (often the PI) and the Lab Data Manager (if one has been designated by the PI) so they can work with lab members to manage the lab’s storage usage. If you are the responsible party for more than one folder, you will receive individual emails with details about each folder.  

    Request Storage: 

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    Scratch

    Overview:  

    • A scratch space available on O2, mounted at /n/scratch3. Intended to be used as temporary storage (days to weeks) for data that can be easily regenerated. Should be utilized for transient files during a single job on the HMS High-Performance Compute (HPC) Cluster.  

    NOTE: Non-temporary data should be stored elsewhere, as an automatic deletion process will take place, periodically removing files.  

    How to Access:  

    Eligibility: 

    • Allocation amounts are dependent on lab needs and available resources. 10TiB is provided per user. An O2 account is required to use the scratch storage space. Additional information provided in the resources below. 

    Request Storage: 

    Contact:  

    Resources: