KU Leuven storageΒΆ

The storage is organized according to the VSC storage guidelines

Variable Type Access Backup Default quota
$VSC_HOME NFS VSC YES 3 GB
$VSC_DATA NFS VSC YES 75 GB
$VSC_SCRATCH $VSC_SCRATCH_SITE GPFS genius, thinking NO 100 GB
$VSC_SCRATCH_NODE ext4 genius, job only NO 200 GB
$VSC_SCRATCH_JOB BeeGFS genius, job only NO variable

For users from other universities, the quota on $VSC_HOME and $VSC_DATA will be determined by the local policy of your home institution as these file systems are mounted from there. The path names will be similar with trivial modifications based on your home institution and VSC account number.

Variable Name
$VSC_HOME /user/leuven/30X/vsc30XYZ
$VSC_DATA /data/leuven/30X/vsc30XYZ
$VSC_SCRATCH $VSC_SCRATCH_SITE /scratch/leuven/30X/vsc30XYZ
$VSC_SCRATCH_NODE /local_scratch

The $VSC_HOME and $VSC_DATA file systems have snapshots, so it is possible to recover data that was accidentally deleted or modified. You can retrieve data by restoring a snapshot.

On genius, a BeeGFS file system can be created during the run of a job, for details, see the page on using BeeGFS for details.