Fermilab Lattice QCD - Lattice Cluster EOL
The Fermilab LQCD pi0, pi0g, Bc and Ds clusters
(both CPU and GPU based) and /lqcdproj, /lfsz Lustre file-systems
will be retired and inaccessible after March 31 2020 (in 8 weeks).
This is a HARD deadline.
This DOES NOT affect the LQ1 Institutional cluster and any disk
storage available on that cluster.
Last Updated: 31 Jan 2020.
The /project filesystem
The /project areas are not affected by this transition.
However we are in the process of procuring new storage hardware and will
need to relocate existing /project data to the new storage hardware.
Obviously there will be a period of time during which /project will be
inaccessible but users will be provided sufficient notice ahead of time.
Individual User Data
Any data in your home area on lattice.fnal.gov, /bchome, /dshome or
the Lustre file-systems (lqcdproj, lfsz) that is precious and needs
to be saved. We prefer that it be saved off-site first.
Each year, many projects have requested tape storage allocation to
save critical work at the end of the program year.
If your data is already copied to tape, please delete any second copy
of that data on disk ASAP.
If you have an active PY2019-20 storage allocation for tape, you can
save copies of data to tape within your project's allocated quota.
Due to a limited tape budget, we cannot offer new tape storage
beyond an active allocation.
Storage on the LQ1 cluster
Storage space on the new LQ1 cluster is only available as an
If your project has an active allocation on LQ1, you can copy
in appropriate data to the /lustre1 storage within your
project's allocated quota.
Requesting a new Allocation
If you are developing a proposal for an allocation in Program
Year 2020-21, you can apply for a new Class C allocation on the
LQ1 Institutional Cluster.
A Class C allocation is typically 100K core-hours and up to
1 TB of disk storage.
If you need more storage than that, you will need to explain
and justify that in your request.
Updates to this web page
We will update this web page as new information becomes available.
If you have any further questions please email us at
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