Temporary Storage in Linux

By default, each user is granted 8GB of storage in their home directory, but
we don’t recommend using that storage for temporary files.

/tmp: RAM backed storage
Each CADE machine has 32GB of VERY fast storage at /tmp meant exactly for temporary files. This storage is local to each machine and is lost if the machine is powered off.

/var/tmp: SSD backed storage
If 32GB is not enough, you can use /var/tmp which has ~200GB available, and which is still quite fast. This storage is local to each machine.

/scratch/tmp: NFS backed storage
If you need more than 200GB, you can use /scratch/tmp, which is 15TB, but the speed will be significantly slower. This storage is accessible on all machines.

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