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Projects Accounts

Shared project in the Global project directory.

We can setup for you a dedicated project directory on the GPFS/SpectrumScale Filesystem for sharing research data with other colleagues.

Whether to create a new project directory or to add/remove members to the group set to access the project data, use the Service Now HPC Support Portal.

Service Now HPC Support Portal

Data Storage Charging

Each user has a personal quota in their home directory free of charge. Each project has a shared quota on the GPFS/SpectrumScale Filesystem. A capacity up to 1 TeraByte is created for a given project free of charge.

Capacity extensions are possible and will be charged at the price of 100€ (VAT excluded) per each additional TeraByte per month

6TB Project allocation

Example: 5 additional TeraBytes (for a total of 6TB available) for 36 months will be charged

5TB \times 36 months \times 100€ = 18000€ VAT excluded.

ULHPC imposes quotas on space utilization as well as inodes (number of files). For more information about these quotas please see the file system quotas page.

Slurm Project Account

As explained in the Slurm Account Hierarchy, projects account can be created at the L3 level of the association tree.

To quickly list a given project accounts and the users attached to it, you can use the sassoc helper function:

# /!\ ADAPT project acronym/name <name>accordingly
sassoc project_<name>

Alternatively, you can rely on sacctmgr, typically coupled with the withassoc attribute:

# /!\ ADAPT project acronym/name <name>accordingly
sacctmgr show account where name=project_<name> format="account%20,user%20,Share,QOS%50" withassoc

As per HPC Resource Allocations for Research Project, creation of such project accounts is mandatory for funded research projects, since usage charging may occur when a detailed reporting will be provided for auditing purposes.

With the help of the University Research Support department, we will create automatically project accounts from the list of accepted project which acknowledge the need of computing resources. Feel free nethertheless to use the Service Now HPC Support Portal to request the creation of a new project account or to add/remove members to the group - this might be pertinent for internal research projects or specific collaboration with external partners requiring a separate usage monitoring.


Project account is a natural way to access the higher priority QOS not granted by default to your personnal account on the ULHPC. For instance, the high QOS is automatically granted as soon as a contribution to the HPC budget line is performed by the project.

Last update: February 15, 2021