There are a variety of options for storing large-scale research data at UVA. Public and moderately sensitive data storage systems can be accessed from the Rivanna high performance computing system. Highly sensitive data can be stored and accessed within the Ivy secure computing environment. Information Security at UVA provides an overview of the data sensitivity classifications.
UVA graduate and undergraduate students are not permitted to request storage accounts. This must be done by their faculty advisor[s].
Public & Moderately Sensitive Data Storage
|Name||Quota||Price||Data Protection||Accessible from||Best Practices|
|Project Storage||1TB increments||$60 /TB/yr||2-week snapshots||Rivanna, mountable on local workstation||Currently not available.
|Value Storage||1TB increments||$45 /TB/yr||No backups||Rivanna, mountable on local workstation||Currently not available. Research value storage is a budget solution for storing data that can be accessed by a personal computer or Rivanna. It is not recommended to run SLURM jobs against value storage unless absolutely necessary. File operations on value storage are slower than on
|Archive Storage||1TB increments||$30 /TB/yr||No backups||Rivanna||Currently not available. ZFS NAS storage can be mounted on your desktop and allows for file sharing among research team members.|
Highly Sensitive Data Storage
|Name||Quota||Price||Mounted On||Best Practices|
|Ivy Central Storage (ICS)||1TB increments||First TB is free, additional space $45 TB/year||Ivy virtual machine||ICS is ideal for long-term storage of highly sensitive data and is suitable for computation with smaller file sizes. Files stored in ICS are read-write only.|
Ivy Central Storage is accessible by using Globus and connecting to the Ivy DTN.
Storage requests can be made via this form: