The College of Arts + Sciences is providing research data storage space for College researchers (graduate students with advisor sponsorship) to use within their lab, primarily as an alternative to local NAS units. To provide this space the College has partnered with UITS Research Technologies to leverage their Geode-Project service on the Geode2 storage system. UITS will provide the service, and the College will administer space requests from College Researchers and provide consulting on usage via the College Storage Architect (CSA).
Geode2 is a large disk-based data storage system operated by the UITS Research Storage team. It provides the home directories mounted on IU’s research supercomputers and “Geode-Project” space allocations to research projects. Geode-Project spaces are fee-based and require an arranged Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UITS and the unit requesting storage space. The College of Arts + Sciences has signed an MOU with UITS which permits the College to distribute Geode-Project storage space to research projects within its units. The individual research projects do not need to establish their own MOUs, which makes space allocations quick and simple. Billing of individual research projects is done by the College, and the College then pays UITS the space consumed by all its research projects.
The College will pay for the first 2TB of space, and space requests require minimal justification.
Space requests greater than 2TB will be reviewed by the CSA and College Technology Leadership Team (CTLT). Depending on justification, the College may cover up to 100% percent of the cost for up to 8TB.
Additional space beyond what is approved by the CTLT will be charged by the College to the PI at $150 per TB, per year. The charges are based on allocation, not usage. The charges will be processed at the end of the Fiscal Year. Charges are prorated if the customer was allocated the space for less than the full Fiscal Year.
Exceptions to pricing and allocated space are at the discretion of the CTLT.
- Graduate students (primarily in the Social Sciences) can now request up to 8TB after evaluation by the CSA and approval of CTLT.
- The PI can request space for each of the Postdocs and Graduate Students working under, and supervised by the PI. Each will be granted 4TB of space, and this space will be owned by the PI. The PI will furnish the names of the Graduate students and Postdocs. The space will be allocated after evaluation by the CSA and approval of CTLT. The granting of 8TB is possible if needed, but will need to be approved by the CSA and approval of CTLT.