About Slate-Project high-performance project space at IU

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Overview

The Slate-Project high-performance file system is a centralized storage environment supporting extreme, data-intensive, performance-demanding (Big Data) workflows running on Indiana University's research supercomputers.

Space on the Slate-Project file system is available to IU researchers who need shared/project space or an allocation larger than the 1.6 TB available per user on Slate.

Request project space

To get space on the Slate-Project file system, fill out and submit the Slate-Project request form. Once your request is approved, you will be able to create a Slate-Project account using the instructions in Get additional IU computing accounts.

When created, your Slate-Project space will be mounted on the IU supercomputers at (replace project_name with your project name):

/N/project/project_name

Quota allotment

Requests for fewer than 15 TB are granted at no cost; allocations of 15 TB or more are billed at $5.97 TB per month (an IU departmental account is required).

Files stored on Slate-Project are compressed automatically. To check the compressed size of a file, enter (replace project_name with your project name and filename with the name of your file):

du -sh /N/project/project_name/filename

To check the actual (uncompressed) size of a file, enter (replace username with your IU username and filename with the name of your file):

ls -sh /N/project/project_name/filename

To check your quota, make sure the quota module is loaded, and then enter quota. The quota command displays quotas and usage for your home directory space on the research supercomputers, your space on the high-performance file systems, and your SDA account (as applicable).

Work with PHI

This UITS system or service meets certain requirements established in the HIPAA Security Rule thereby enabling its use for work involving data that contain protected health information (PHI). However, using this system or service does not fulfill your legal responsibilities for protecting the privacy and security of data that contain PHI. You may use this system or service for work involving data that contain PHI only if you institute additional administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that complement those UITS already has in place.

UITS provides consulting and online help for Indiana University researchers, faculty, and staff who need help securely processing, storing, and sharing data containing protected health information (PHI). If you have questions about managing HIPAA-regulated data at IU, contact UITS HIPAA Consulting. To learn more about properly ensuring the safe handling of PHI on UITS systems, see the UITS IT Training video Securing HIPAA Workflows on UITS Systems. For additional details about HIPAA compliance at IU, see HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance

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Get help

For information about using the IU Globus Web App to move Data Capacitor II project data to Slate or Slate-Project, see Move DC2 project data to Slate or Slate-Project at IU.

Slate-Project is managed by the UITS High Performance File Systems (HPFS) team. If you need help or have questions, contact the HPFS team.

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Last modified on 2019-08-26 12:11:03.

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