What are my data storage options?

MSI provides each group a shared home directory space that is accessible from all MSI systems. Home directory space is not unlimited, however. Users needing to store and manipulate extremely large files have the option of a contract based, dedicated storage.  See MSI's storage infrastructure page for more details.

All users have a home directory, and all users with supercomputing allocations have access to high performance scratch storage. However, PIs need to email help@msi.umn.edu to explicitly request /home/group space increases for more storage space or to contract for dedicated storage.

MSI does not offer storage resources for file-sharing on the public internet. OIT's NetFiles system is free for UMN associates and departments.