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Data archiving service

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  1. Data storage service


  1. Fee for service
  2. Resource Description
    "The PMACS HPC system houses 1.8PB of mirrored tape storage for both archive and backup uses. Archive storage provides clients with a primary data storage target that will look and function as any other hard drive, though often at a slower rate of data transfer. The archive is 100% client accessible, and clients need only to mount the drive on their computer and begin to copy/move data to/from the drive. PMACS HPC staff will provide the necessary information to mount the drive, and assist clients with initial setup. Data can be moved from an existing drive share on the PMACS HPC disk system, a scientific instrument, a desktop, or any other device that can map an NFS or CIFS share. Archive storage is NOT meant for any data that will be regularly accessed, nor any data upon which computation must be performed. The archive is “active” in that end-user files are available in real-time, however the purpose of the archive is long-term storage of infrequently access files. Archive performance is variable, and will depend upon how heavily the system is being used at any given time. No data ingress or egress service levels/performance are guaranteed, however average data retrieval times will be available once the system has been operational for a period of time over which performance metrics can be calculated. "
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  4. Related Resource
    SpectraLogic T950 tape library
  5. Service Provided by
    High-performance Computing (Penn)
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  7. Related Technique
    Data storage
  8. Related Technique
    Data backup
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