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Data Storage

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High performance computing is a tremendous asset for our research, enabling advanced data analytics. 

The Mass Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke, MA, is a joint investment across all five UMass campuses and provides us with the space, power, cooling, network, and computing infrastructures; storage for high performance computing in Holyoke is managed individually by each UMass campus.

Typical use of our newly expanded Isilon is: as primary cluster workload storage; a bulk repository, or ‘data lake’, for analytics; or as a target for backup & recovery.

Three storage options are available to Medical School departments. Costs are to the right:


  • High processing loads
  • The first 2 TB of project storage are not charged for.
    • Sponsored user home directories (50 GB each) do count against the 2 TB project space grant.

NearLine (nl)

  • Modest processing loads and archival storage

Parallel Filesystem

  • Non-NFS clustered filesystem; suited for highly parallel disk access

The revenue generated will specifically allow us to expand and modernize the Medical School’s research ecosystem.  This chargeback is only for the storage in Holyoke, not for the computing cluster itself. Our research storage chargeback policy is consistent with peer Academic Medical Centers and research institutions, such as the Broad Institute in Cambridge.

If you wish to request storage, please contact and provide a Speed Type number for billing reference and the name and email of a financial contact who manages that Speed Type.

If you have any other questions please contact as well.