Temporary Disk Space

Where can I store temporary data that my jobs will read and/or write?

All Linux machines in the CS department have a local partition for temporary data storage located at: /s/hostname/a/tmp

This space is not backed up and is provided on a “use at your own risk” basis. A copy of all important data should be kept in your Linux home directory.

Please remember to remove your temporary data after you are through so that others can use the space.

This space is regularly, automatically scrubbed and may be removed by systems staff at any time. Again, only temporary data should be stored in this location. User files and home directories are shared among all department Linux systems via NFS (the Network File System protocol) and NIS (the Network Information System protocol). Put more simply, no matter which Linux machine you log into, you will find your same home directory and same set of files.