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Community File System (CFS)



The Community File System (CFS) is a global file system available on all NERSC computational systems. It allows sharing of data between users, systems, and the “outside world.” The CFS replaces NERSC’s Project File System, a data storage mainstay at the center for years that was designed more for performance and input/output than capacity or workflow management. 

CFS News

Next-Generation HPC: NERSC Rolls Out New Community File System

April 13, 2020

Recognizing the evolving data management needs of its diverse user community, NERSC recently unveiled the Community File System, a long-term data storage tier developed in collaboration with IBM that is optimized for capacity and manageability. Read More »