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Scratch space on DICE desktops

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Staff and PhD desktops

If you have chosen to have a DICE desktop rather than a self-managed machine, you will find a partition on your machine called:


The size of the partition will depend on the age of your machine. The data on /disk/scratch is not backed up so this partition should only be used for data that is either of a temporary nature or is easily reproducible.

It is not exported so is only available on your local machine.

Student lab machines

As the lab machines are a shared resource, this partition is not available for general use on these machines.

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