Dalton and LSDalton need a scratch directory to write temporary files. Ideally this should be a fast-access disk.
You should always specify an explicit scratch directory with:
$ export DALTON_TMPDIR=/full/path/scratch
or by using:
$ dalton -t /full/path/scratch [other flags and options] $ lsdalton -t /full/path/scratch [other flags and options]
DALTON_TMPDIR is neither set nor passed to the run scripts, Dalton
and LSDalton will search
/global/work/$USER /scratch/$USER /work /scratch /scr /temp /tmp
as candidates for a scratch directory. However you should not let
(LS)Dalton default to those.
Do not point
DALTON_TMPDIR to your home directory!
To prevent loss of data (LS)Dalton
always appends a directory to