UVA School of Medicine

Research Computing

Enabling scientific breakthroughs at scale with advanced computing


  • Non-Sensitive Data Storage

    /home /home is a free 50GB space provided to users of the Rivanna HPC system and is visible from the Rivanna login and compute nodes. /home is the default working directory when logging on to Rivanna. Users can also access their home directory at /home/$USER, where $USER is an individual’s UVa computing ID. /scratch /scratch is a Lustre high performance parallel filesystem accessible via the Rivanna login and compute nodes.
  • Research Value Storage

    Overview UVa ITS offers several budget options for storing non-sensitive data. The Research Value NAS storage system provides users with a solution for research data storage and collaboration. Members in the same group have access to a shared directory created by the team lead or PI. Group membership can be defined and managed through ITS MyGroups system. Value storage is mounted on the Rivanna HPC cluster and can also be accessed on a personal computer with an SMB mount, allowing for point-and-click file manipulation.
  • Sensitive Data Storage - Ivy

    Overview The Ivy secure computing environment meets both HIPAA- and CUI-compliance standards and is ideal for storing sensitive research data. Ivy offers several storage options to fit your research computing needs. Ivy Central Storage Ivy Central Storage (ICS) is a sensitive data parking zone and central storage pool with a capacity greater than 1PB. This storage space is available for researchers with highly sensitive data and can be mounted on an Ivy virtual machine (VM).
  • Large-Scale Research Data Storage

    There are a variety of options for storing large-scale research data at UVa. Non-sensitive data storage systems can be accessed from the Rivanna high performance computing system. Sensitive data can be stored and accessed within the Ivy secure computing environment. .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;border-color:#ccc;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#fff;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:0px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:#ccc;color:#333;background-color:#f0f0f0;} .tg .tg-hy9w{background-color:#eceeef;border-color:inherit;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-dc35{background-color:#f9f9f9;border-color:inherit;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-0qmj{font-weight:bold;background-color:#eceeef;border-color:inherit;vertical-align:top} Non-Sensitive Data Storage Name Quota Price Data Protection File system – Accessible from Best Practices /home 50GB Free 3-week snapshot NFS – Rivanna login and compute nodes /home is best used as a working directory when using Rivanna interactively.
  • /project Storage

    Overview The /project file system provides users with a collaborative space for data storage and sharing. Members in the same group have access to a shared directory created by the team lead or PI. Group membership can be defined and managed through ITS MyGroups system. /project storage is mounted on the Rivanna HPC cluster and runs on a new scale-out NAS file system. How to request space in /project /project storage is available by request (via CADRE User Support page) for $90/TB/YR.
  • Quick Start

    User Support School of Medicine Research Computing (SOMRC) is committed to providing individualized support for researchers who are engaged in computationally intensive projects. We offer support in a variety of contexts: Support tickets in ZenDesk Documentation & FAQs Weekly Office Hours Hands-On Workshops In-person Consultations Learn more
    Services SOMRC has expertise in the following service areas. Click on an area for more information: Bioinformatics & Genomics Cloud Solutions Data Analysis Image Processing Scientific Computing Request a Consultation

  • Storage for Researchers

    UVA Research Computing provides multi-tiered storage solutions for your data. From small-scale personal computing options to high-performance parallel file systems for serious computational runs, various systems are available to researchers.

    Large-Scale Research Data Storage UVa offers a number of institutional solutions for storing and managing large-scale research data. Each of these can serve different use-cases depending on budget and archival needs. All of these systems are mounted and visible to local high-performance computing resources.

  • Cloud Storage Solutions

    Amazon Web Services Tiered object storage Amazon S3 and Glacier offer cloud-based, affordable, unlimited capacity for storage from anywhere. Advanced features include scalability, lifecycle management, encryption, and sharing. S3 is ideal for static files that need to be retrieved from any location (PDFs, images, video, etc.). Glacier is archival storage, perfect for grant compliance that reqires data retention. How SOMRC can help: Lower pricing - UVA has an Internet2 discount available for educational use.
  • Commercial Data Sharing and Archiving Solutions

    Box® Non-sensitive cloud storage UVA Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration service that gives eligible members of the University community the ability to access, store, and share up to 1 TB of non-sensitive/moderately sensitive University files securely—anywhere, anytime, on any device. Read more DropBox®/Sookasa® Sensitive Data (PHI/PII) storage If you plan on storing sensitive data such as PHI or PII, UVA Health System offers a secure encrypted storage for Health System affiliated researchers, students, and staff.
  • Globus Data Transfer

    Globus - Unified access to your research data, across all systems, using any existing identity. Systems such as: Laptops HPC clusters Lab / departmental storage Tape archives and Cloud storage Access them all using just a web browser. This can help you share research data with colleagues, co-investigators, or to move data back and forth between a lab workstation and Rivanna or your personal computer. Data stored at a different institution?
  • User Guides

    High Performance Computing Standard and high security HPC to run your code, generally written in R, Python or shell scripts. Get Started › Learn More › – Storage Need large, or extremely large storage offsite or on grounds? Can you count in GB, TB, or PB? Learn more about storage options and pricing. Get Started › Cloud Have an idea you’d like to test?
  • Storage Solutions

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