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IU to retire Data Capacitor II

After seven years of service, Data Capacitor II will be retired to make way for Slate and Slate-Project.

News and events Research and discovery Aug 25, 2020

As announced in the High Performance Computing bulletin in May, June, July, and August, Data Capacitor 2 (DC2) will become read-only October 11, 2020. The file system will be retired December 11, 2020.  All data that remain on DC2 after December 11, 2020 will be deleted.

If your data need to stay on high performance disk, you have two places where you may migrate your data:

  1. Slate - Provides persistent storage for individual use. No purge cycles. Default quota of 800 GB expandable to 1.6 TB.


  2. Slate-Project - Provides persistent collaborative storage. No purge cycles. Up to 15 TB at no cost; $5.12 per each additional TB per month.

You may store data that are not actively being computed against in the Scholarly Data Archive, which has a default quota of 50 TB.

The Research Technologies’ High Performance File Systems (HPFS) group cannot copy your data for you, but if you require help migrating your workflow to Slate and Slate-Project, please contact them at We will do our best to help.

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