Research Archive Storage

NAS with file folders coming out

Reliable access to data sets is a critical component of the research process. The UTech Research Computing team leverages a highly redundant network attached storage system to offer secure storage solutions for principal investigators. It’s scalable storage and high-speed networking allow researchers across all departments at Case Western Reserve University to securely store and access their data.

Research Storage originated as a strategic investment on the part of UTech to support high performance computing (HPC), and researchers that have large unstructured datasets.

Operation of Research Archive Storage is guided by usage policies approved by the Advisory Committee on Research Computing. Please contact UTech Research Computing for additional information.

Current Hardware + Operating Systems

  • 2PBs of available storage split between UTech controlled data centers

  • Multiple 10Gb network links to the campus network, the HPC network, with an additional private network between datacenters for replication

  • Stored data is written in the open LTFS format

  • Data is protected using a RAID-6 configuration and offers very high fault- and drive-failure tolerance

  • Storage volumes are replicated to our secondary data center and uses snapshot technology for file level protection

Services

  • Consultation Services - To assist Case faculty and PIs in navigating available computational and cyberinfrastructure resources available, UTech Research Computing offers a number of different consultation opportunities.

  • High Performance Computing - The UTech High Performance Computing service at CWRU provides stable, multi-purpose, high performance computational resources, allowing users to run many single or parallel jobs.

Resources

  • External Resources - While our resource serves well for many research uses, it is not of adequate size to handle larger computational tasks that may require several hundred or several thousand simultaneous processors.  For those larger jobs, there are other resources available to CWRU researchers that are both free and commercially available.

Who manages the Research Storage Service?

How can I get the Research Storage Service?

  • Please contact the Service Manager for information on using Case Research Storage.

Where can I find more information about UTech Research Computing and Research Storage?