Shared storage on the Hoffman2 cluster is available for purchase, subject to IDRE’s terms and conditions. Each group that purchases storage will be given a document specific to their request that must be signed by the responsible PI. Please note that the High Performance storage provided by us is the only option for buying or using the storage on Hoffman2 shared cluster. For security and performance reasons we will neither mount any external file system on to Hoffman2 nor export Hoffman2’s file system to the outside world.
Rates for HPC storage are quoted on the Service Pricing and Ordering Information page of this website.
To purchase storage, please go to store.idre.ucla.edu
Space Usage Duration – Space will be made available to you for the number of years you have purchased. During your purchase period you will be notified of the amount of time you have available on your current purchase, and ultimately when it needs to be renewed. If you decide that you will renew your purchase it can be done with no interruption in access to your storage at the then current rate. If you decide that you will not renew your purchase you will have to make arrangements to move your data off of the storage server within a maximum of 30 days. During this 30-day period your data access will be changed to read-only. IDRE personnel are available to assist you with moving your data.
If your storage purchase did not include backups, that means that no backups will be done on your data unless you specifically ask for this service. Although we have made every effort possible to ensure reliability and fault-tolerance of our storage systems there is no guarantee that you will not lose your data.
Export Restricted Software
Pursuant to federal export control regulations, certain export restricted software must be protected. Export restricted software which must be protected includes: (1) certain strong encryption software, (2) software controlled under the Department of Energy 10 CFR §810 regulations, (3) software controlled under the Department of State, International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations 22 CFR §120-130.
If you are storing any of the above export restricted software, we strongly recommend you remove it immediately. If you do decide to keep it, you must inform the Director of the IDRE Research Technology Group, in writing, about the export restricted software in your account. If a security breach occurs, you, as the custodian of the software, are liable for the exposure and subsequent export control regulatory violations. If you have questions about how your software is controlled under export regulations, contact Claudia Modlin, Research Policy and Compliance Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal information and sensitive data on Hoffman2
Personal information and other sensitive data, including statutory, regulatory, and contractually protected data — for example, human subjects research, restricted research, student and educational data, and PHI — are prohibited on Hoffman2. (See the UC Protection Level Classification Guide charts on Protection Level 3 and Protection Level 4 for details.)
Researchers using any data defined by UCLA Health as protected health data must contact UCLA Health IT. Such data are prohibited on Hoffman2.
UCLA Health defines ‘health data’ as “any information pertaining to the health, care, and treatment of UCLA Health patients or health plan members which: (1) results in a report used in treatment or monitoring of a patient; (2) generates a claim or a bill for services that are provided; and/or (3) is used for operations, financial management, population health activities or quality metrics.
Prospectively-collected clinical research data and related research results will not be considered Health Data if these data are collected/created exclusively for a sponsored research (“Sponsored Research Data”); however, Sponsored Research Data that appears in the patient’s medical record is Health Data. (The use of Sponsored Research Data may be subject to contractual and regulatory obligations; release of Sponsored Research Data to any entity other than the sponsor of the study must be reviewed in advance by the Clinical Trials Administration Office.) Non-health data is all other data collected at UCLA Health.”
Please contact the Director of the IDRE Research Technology Group if your research requires use of these types of data, or if you have any questions. More information about security requirements can be found at security.ucop.edu.