Home Directory

Home Directory

Your home directory is stored on a central storage server and shared over the network to all cluster nodes. By default each home directory has a quota of 250GB storage. If you need more space, contact us and we will try to accommodate you.

Storage

Users have access to both a shared home directory as well as local scratch storage on each cluster node. Note: Home directories and scratch space are not backed up.

Scratch Directory

Each cluster node has a directory called /scratch which all users may write to. The scratch directory resides on a node’s local disk and ranges from 60GB to 130GB in size, depending on the node.

Transferring Files

Files may be transferred to your home directory on the cluster via the scp command, various point-and-click apps, or by the following network path: \hpc.usd.edu\yourusername.