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Request Additional SCINet Storage

When a user applies for a SCINet account, they are allocated space on Ceres in a /home directory. Each user is allowed 5GB of data in the home directory.

Users are advised to request additional space in the /project directory. Project directory storage is large, fast, not backed up, and can be requested up to 1TB or larger if justified. Project directory storage is good for fast I/O to large data files from compute nodes. It is not recommended to run jobs from a directory in /KEEP .

To Modify an Existing SCINet Project Allocation

Send an email that includes:

  • the name of the project directory (/project/<projectname>/) and
  • the requested changes

to the SCINet Virtual Research Support Core (VRSC) scinet_vrsc@USDA.GOV.

To Request a New Project Allocation

When requesting additional data storage you will be asked for:

  • a project summary,
  • project end date,
  • and to detail your long-term plan for data in your project directory after your project end date.

To request more storage (new project directory), fill out an application form (eAuthentication required, non-ARS users should contact their sponsor): Request Project Storage