RIS Upgrades Scratch Storage Tier

Submitted by Elyn Fritz-Waters

In November RIS added another 100TB of high performance NVME flash storage to our scientific compute platform. This expands our scratch storage tier capacity to 400TB of storage and 300GB/s bandwidth.

This expansion is posed to help to eliminate complexity, bottlenecks, and latency within the RIS Scientific Compute Platform and provide additional space for intermediate or highly utilized files that consume a lot of IO.

Additionally, the 400TB DDN scratch cluster is known by current RIS compute users as the scratch1. More information on accessing and policies can be found here.