Compress files fast and efficiently with pbzip2
How can I compress my files as fast and efficiently as possible, in order to save space?
You can use this SBATCH script  to run the compression in parallel as a node job, with a parallel version of the highly efficient bzip2 compression software.
Remember to modify the appropriate #SBATCH parameters at the top of the file, according to your project, and the estimated time to compress your files.
 Thanks Roman Valls Guimera, for contributing this script.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2011-09-13 15:32