The PetaLibrary

Use the PetaLibrary to store, archive and share research data.

  • Minimum project size: 2 TB
  • 2 classes of storage: active and archive
    • 5 different storage options within these classes
    • See our website for pricing information
  • New customers are limited to either
    • 75 TB in Active Storage, or
    • 100 TB in Archive Storage
    • Email rc-help@colorado.edu to request more space if necessary

Accessing the PetaLibrary


Request access to the PetaLibrary by:

  • Reading the PetaLibrary Memorandum of Understanding
  • Filling out the attached End User Agreement and Order Form (found in the MOU), and emailing those documents to rc-help@colorado.edu

Each person who accesses the PetaLibrary is required to have a Research Computing account and two-factor authentication.

  • To access active storage: Log in to a Research Computing login node and use the command /work/
  • To access archive storage: Use the command /archive/

Note that access via the login nodes is not recommended for frequent or large read/writes of archived data.