Requesting LSA Research Storage

Great Deal! LSA TS has partnered with ITS to offer up to two terabytes of storage to LSA faculty, LSA lecturers, and LSA GSRA/GSRI without cost to the individual or department.

If you would like to increase the size of your existing volume or find out more about larger shares, please submit a support ticket. Note that the additional storage expands the size of the original 2-TB volume and is not a separate volume, unless you choose additional storage of a different type.

Although the university has announced a new Research Computing Package, effective 9/1/2021, that will ultimately significantly change the LSA Research Storage program, details have not yet been worked out or announced. The LSA Research Storage program remains in effect in the meantime, although anticipation of the changes may affect our recommendations for provisioning new volumes. Be sure to submit a ticket to LSA Technology Services for new requests; do not make a direct request yourself. If you do that, you may lose the benefits of the LSA program.


Request an LSA Research Storage allocation.


You have a choice of Turbo Research Storage (NFS, CIFS, or multiprotocol) or Locker Large-File Storage (NFS or CIFS). If you don’t know whether you need CIFS or NFS, we can help you figure it out. If you are storing sensitive data types, please check the Sensitive Data Guide for more information.

Do not request storage directly from the ITS pages. ITS links are provided below for information only.

Wnen you put in your request, let us know as much as you can about what your storage needs are. Here are some examples:

  • Will you be using the HPC or storage resources provided by ARC, such as the Great Lakes cluster
  • Do you work exclusively in a Windows environment, or will you need your storage to be available on Mac or Linux machines?
  • How much storage (in 1-TB increments) will you need to get started?

LSA Technology Services will respond to your ticket and help work out the details to provision the best storage for your research needs.

Additional notes


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