Service DescriptionResearch Computing offers several specific services related to data and code management. Current offerings include:
- Subversion (SVN): managed Subversion (SVN) repository hosting for Research Computing customers. For security, repository access is limited to the HTTPS protocol. Both Kerberos (Onyen) and custom ID authentication is available; custom, directory level authorization is possible. Repositories are backed up daily.
- iRODS (Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) data grid server hosting is available. Research Computing- hosted iRODS servers can use the ITS mass storage system (SAM-FS ) to provide archive class replicas for existing grids. GPFS storage is available for cache (disk) class resources. Research Computing can also provide ICAT-enabled iRODS server hosting, with internally supported Oracle as databases.
- Secure File Drop Box (Secure FTP). Described in more details elsewhere in the service catalog, this service allows secure research data transfer for both anonymous and Onyen based user authentication. Anonymous (typically external) users are allowed to upload data only. This is useful for University collaborators without UNC PIDs and Onyens but who require data sharing.
Hours of AvailabilityThese data and code management tools are typically available 24x7 other than during planned maintenance periods or unanticipated emergencies (such as loss of commercial power to the data center). Planned maintenance windows are announced through the ITS Changes list. Individual customer problems are typically investigated on the same or next business day as reported, depending on staff availability.
Faculty, postdocs, staff and students engaged in research at UNC, and their external collaborators.