NCI operates multiple high-speed, low-latency global parallel filesystems to support the most data-intensive research workloads
We run the fastest filesystems in the Southern Hemisphere, linking high-performance computing (HPC) with high-performance data (HPD) via 100-gigabit network links.
NCI’s filesystems contain more than 50 petabytes of research data stored in five separate global Lustre filesystems, reaching a peak IO performance of around 150 GB/second. On top of this, NCI also stores 50 petabytes of archival project data in state of the art magnetic tape libraries.
NCI runs more than 15,000 hard drives from vendors including NetApp, DDN and HPE.
|Filesystem||Capacity (Petabytes)||Purpose||Availability||Performance (maximum)|
|/short||7.6 PB||Large and fast IO||Raijin only||150 GB/s|
|/g/data1-4||54 PB||Storage of large data files||Global||140 GB/s|
|Massdata||50 PB||Archiving data files||External||500 MB/s|