The following tables shows HPC filesystems, ordered by confirmed performance. Some adjustment has been made for "likely perceived performance".
|3||528,384||Determined by QCIF/ARDC|
|5||524,285||Duration of your association with JCU research|
Most researchers will probably simply run their computational workflows under
/home - for simplicity. Generally speaking, the performance of a
/home filesystem will be not part of any purchasing consider.
/gpfs01 filesystem is only accessible to researchers associated with a QRISCloud/ARDC storage allocation (data housed in/near Brisbane). It's performance ranking is based on files held on the local cache.
Researchers with workflows that are I/O intensive would benefit from using
/scratch for execution of their workflows. A typical I/O intensive workflow (commands in PBS script files) should follow:
- Create a subdirectory which will be used to run your workflow (e.g.,
mkdir -p /fast/jc012345/workflow_name).
- Copy files into the created subdirectory.
- Execute job(s) associated with your worfklow.
- Copy files that have long-term value back to your somewhere within your home directory.
- Remove the subdirectory that your created (e.g.,
rm -rf /fast/jc012345/workflow_name).