Get an Allocation

Storage on the OSN is allocated in standalone buckets independent of HPC allocations. There is a one-to-one mapping between buckets and allocations. This User Guide uses “Allocation” when referring to outward-facing operations such as Allocation requests, and “Bucket” when referring to inward-facing operations such as Bucket creation.

OSN storage is allocated from the resources at the location(s) closest to the requestor with capacity to fulfill the request. Allocations of a minimum 10 terabytes and max of 50 terabytes supporting up to 1.6 million files can be requested through the ACCESS CI allocation process. If you require more than 50 TB of OSN storage, please contact us to discuss the hosting and purchase of your own OSN pod.

For more information, please visit the OSN documentation page.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with submitting these requests. We will be happy to help you!