We will be putting the GPFS scratch filesystem back into production today. The $GLOBAL_SCRATCH environment variable will be changed to point back to /gpfs/scratch
What does that mean for you?
The files in /ifs/scratch will be available for a few weeks for you to copy them to /gpfs/scratch. However, as of the April 5th downtime, /ifs/scratch will not be writeable so any jobs trying to write there will fail. It is advantageous for you to switch back to /gpfs/scratch as soon as possible. It is much faster and the less we use IFS for scratch purposes, the better the response time will be on our home and project directories.