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Using a temporary directory
It is faster to perform local file I/O and copy complete data files to/from $HOME at the beginning and the end of the job, rather than perform I/O over the network ($HOME is network mounted on the compute nodes).
- /tmp cleanup policy: At this time atlas does not have a /tmp cleanup policy outside the /tmp/$PBS_JOBID deletion at job end.
- Torque creates a uniquely named directory (/tmp/$PBS_JOBID) when a job starts and stores the path of this directory in the $TMPDIR environment variable. This directory is cleaned up when the job exits.
- To use this feature, reference $TMPDIR
- You may create directories for file read/writes outside your /tmp/$PBS_JOBID in /tmp. You do risk leaving any data there; it may be deleted at any time we see /tmp getting full.