wiki:Scratch

Using the scratch area on the computers

There is a scratch area on each computer. All users can read/write to all scratch areas on all computers. The search path is:

/scratch/computer/tmp

where 'computer' is the actual computer name. The tmp directory have read/write permissions for everyone. Is you want a "personal" scratch directory on your own computer contact the responsible person at the department.

To find computers with a lot of of free scratch area use the scinfo.pl command. It can be used to:

  • get scratch usage of a single user: scinfo.pl -u username
  • get scratch usage on a single computer: scinfo.pl -c computername
  • list all available scratch areas: scinfo.pl -s

NOTE: There is no backup taken on the scratch areas.

Last modified 6 years ago Last modified on Dec 27, 2011, 12:18:39 PM