IARC Data Archive
is a long-term digital storage facility, and
member node of the
DataONE federation of archives.
Over 400 TB of capacity in 6 tape silos host data from nightly backups
of workstations and servers.
The CyARC Community Cluster
fills the gap between workstations and supercomputers. Composed of 64-core
AMD nodes, each owned by an individual researcher or group, it employs unique
software developed in-house to build clusters on-the-fly, tailored for each job.
A virtual machine is a complete server instantiated in software. Many virtual
machines can run on the same physical host, and be migrated between different
hosts to facilitate maintenance with no downtime. Hardware utilization is
efficient, with significant energy savings. Virtual machines may also
launch jobs on the cluster,
allowing the development of custom computational web portals.
When off-site, the
VPN service provides an encrypted
connection to the
network, making it appear as if you are on-site. This means security on open
networks, and fast access to
file and software license servers (Adobe, compilers, IDL, Matlab, etc.), and
WebDAV is a protocol for implementing web folders that is OS independent. On
Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, one typically has a folder on the desktop from
which files may be dragged and dropped, with storage occuring on
In addition, read-only access is available through a password-protected web browser.