Home Directories

Each user is provided a home directory to store frequently used items such as source code, binaries, and scripts. Home directories are located in a Network File Service (NFS) that is accessible from Minerva as:

/hpc/users/$USER

Each user receives a default storage limit of 20 GB in his or her home directory.  This quota will not be increased.

  • Home directories are regularly copied to tape backup.
  • Home directories are not designed for intensive I/O.

For performance-critical purposes, please use the GPFS scratch file system.