JCU HPC storage may only be used to house 1 copy of files directly associated with your research efforts at JCU.
The examples below do not cover all situations that might occur. If in doubt, discuss with HPC/eResearch staff at JCU.
Examples of Content Acceptable for storing on HPC resources
- Photos and Videos relevant to your research activities (1 copy of each file only)
- Any file(s) associated with published research (1 copy of each file only)
- Other files directly associated with your research activities (1 copy of each file only).
- Any research file(s) currently stored on a device that doesn't meet with government guidelines, such as "responsible research". Once again, 1 copy of each file only.
Examples of Content that is not to be stored on HPC resources.
- Files solely associated with teaching activities.
- Files associated with corporate processes (e.g. finance/HR documents)
- Backup of personal computing devices, cloud systems/storage, USB disks, etc.
- Multiple formats of the same video file, unless your research is developing new codecs or similar.
- A second copy of file(s) held elsewhere on HPC/JCU Infastructure.
- Copyrighted content, such as commercially available videos and/or music.
There are many alternative locations for files that shouldn't be placed on JCU/HPC storage. JCU HPC and eResearch staff will be available to discuss and recommend options based on your requirements.