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The below table summarises where to install software on Pawsey supercomputers.

FilesystemWhen to install softwareReason
/homeNeverPotentially significant performance degradation for all users, system instability, small user quota, security risk created when permitting others to access your /home directory
/groupAlwaysHigh performance, negligible impact on other users, by default file permissions are open to rest of the research group and nobody else
/scratchNeverIt will be purged in 30 days if unused.