How to use efficiently the different storage solutions provided with the CECI clusters

by Ariel Lozano (ULB)

bibliotheque des sciences: salle pasteur (comodal (louvain-la-neuve or remote))

bibliotheque des sciences: salle pasteur

comodal (louvain-la-neuve or remote)

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The CECI clusters are equipped with different storage solutions that you can use for managing your data.
Each of them have different properties such as capacity, I/O performance, accessibility and data longevity as they are meant for different usages.
In this presentation we will go through the different options we have on the clusters and explain how to organize your workflows to make an efficient and practical use of them.


  • Storage solutions on the CECI clusters
  • CECI environment variables for data location
  • Data operations inside Slurm batch scripts


  • Being able to login to cluster 
  • Being familiar with a text editor 
  • Being able to submit jobs with Slurm
  • Mastering the Linux command line and the GNU utilities (mkdir, cp, scp, etc.)

Type: Hands-on
Target audience: Everyone
Must: This session is a must-have for anyone who doesn't know where $HOME, $WORKDIR, $GLOBALSCRATCH, $LOCALSCRATCH or $CECIHOME points to.

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