UVT HPC GPFS – UVT HPC Center – GPFS Storage

UVT HPC GPFS provides a data storage system which consists of two storage nodes (NSDs) and three different data storage enclosures and systems (IBM DS3400, DS400 and IBM NetApp 7.x family). All the storage systems are exported over fiber channel (dual 4 Gbps and 8 Gbps) to the storage nodes. All the clients (services, nodes etc.) have access to the storage space using the GPFS protocol over Infiniband QDR (40 Gbps) connection (configured in fail-over mode). The total available space is about 50TB from which 10%, 5TB, is dedicated to the project. Details are provided in the table below.

Administrative data

System Name UVT HPC GPFS
Short Description UVT HPC Center – GPFS Storage
Owner Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (UVT)
Country Romania

Storage system

Description of storage systems IBM DS3400, DS4000 and NetApp 7.x
Total storage 50 TB


System operational since Feb 2013
Available to the project from PM04
Expected date to be phased out -
Interfaces SFTO, FTP, HTTP, NFS

Dedication to VI-SEEM

Dedication % of available storage 10%
Dedication storage in TB 5 TB