This entry-level Storage Options and Data Management Best Practices workshop will introduce attendees to the various options for digital storage available through UITS Research Technologies, including Slate, Geode, and the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA). All digital storage options are not made equal, and all have various benefits and tradeoffs. With this in mind, this workshop seeks to empower users to confidently make educated decisions about which types of storage work best for their particular needs and use cases.
Topics covered will include comparative analyses of various types of storage media (chiefly, spinning disk vs. magnetic tape), breakdowns of various use cases and which types of storage work best for a particular use case, and comparative analyses of various technologies and methods for accessing IU digital storage resources.
Workshop attendees will:
- Become familiar with the various options for digital storage provided by UITS Research Technologies.
- Decipher the differences between these options.
- Choose which storage options best suit their particular needs.
- Learn the various technologies and methods used for accessing UITS RT storage options, again with an eye towards which technologies and methods best suit their needs.
- Attendees will need an account on one of IU's research supercomputers (Big Red 200 or Quartz). Attendees can sign up for more than one, if eligible. Create Additional Accounts website: https://access.iu.edu/Accounts/Create.
- Accounts for Slate and the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) are also recommended, as those services will also be covered in this workshop.
- Familiarity with the eligibility requirements for IU supercomputing accounts as well as for the SDA. For more information on eligibility, see the following IU KB article: https://kb.iu.edu/d/aczn#research.
- If you believe you are eligible for an account and the option to open an account is not available to you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Introductions and housekeeping
- Overview of UITS Research Technologies storage options
- Geode (home directories) / Geode-Project
- Slate / Slate-Project / Slate-Scratch
- Scholarly Data Archive (SDA)
- Overview of technologies for accessing IU digital storage
- ACTIVITY – Accessing IU digital storage with Globus
- Wrapping up, Q&A
Go to the recording from January 2023 workshop.Storage Options and Data Management Best Practices (on YouTube)
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The Supercomputing for Everyone Series (SC4ES) aims to bring more users into the realm of advanced computing, whether it be visualization, computation, analytics, storage, or any related discipline. Research Technologies can take you to the next level of computing.
Supercomputing for Everyone Series workshops and seminars are led by personnel from Research Technologies, a division of University Information Technology Services and a center in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.