Data Storage Policy

Policy Compliance

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute complies with University of Minnesota policy. The following policies provide additional structure. All MSI users are required to comply with these policies.

Policy Statement

Storage is a finite and valuable resource. Storage provided to University users by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is solely intended to support the High Performance Computing mission of the Institute.

MSI configures its storage systems with performance in mind, and hence its resources are neither optimized for, nor should be used for, long-term storage of an archival nature. Users requiring largely passive, long-term archival storage should consider using the central resources provided by the Office of Information Technology.


Related Information

Related Policies
Data Protection Policy
Data Retention Policy
Policy Index

Data Storage Standards


Policy Definitions


Amended: April 8, 2014
Removed reference to Koronis

Effective: May 1, 2013