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Eliza File Systems

Storage at PDSF is organized by group and available to all the nodes in PDSF.

Please note that files on these file systems are not backed up.  It is the responsibility of users to back up their files themselves as necessary. Over the years at PDSF there have been incidents which resulted in a loss of data from disk, often related to aging hardware.

You can display the UGE io units with the command "qconf -se global".

Disk VaultExperimentsSGE io unitsDisk Space (TB)Directories
eliza3 LUX 400 175 lux
eliza11 Atlas 300 110 atlas
eliza18 Atlas 400 350 atlas
Total     635  

Retired Elizas

A number of elizas have been retired because they are out of warranty. Do not request these resources when you submit a batch job or else your job will never run.

When elizas are retired, they are first re-mounted to be read only. After a certain amount of time, the eliza will be turned off and parts will be either salvaged or reused as appropriate. If you have any questions about any of this, please email

Disk VaultExperimentsDisk Space (TB)DirectoriesStatus
eliza1 Atlas 35 atlas Retired
eliza2 Atlas 35 atlas Retired
eliza3 Star 39 starprod Decommissioned
eliza5 Cuore, Kamland 34 cuore, kamland Read Only
eliza6 Alice, RNC, Star 34 alice, rnc, star Read Only
eliza7 Daya Bay 24 dayabay Retired
eliza8 Alice, RNC 20 alice, rnc Retired
eliza9 Star 39 starprod Decommissioned
eliza10 Kamland, Majorana, SNO 20 kamland
majorana, sno
eliza14 Star 34 star Read Only
eliza15 Star 34 star Read Only
eliza16 Daya Bay 144 dayabay Read Only
eliza17 Alice, Star 91 alice, rnc, star Read Only