Named after the Norwegian arctic expedition ship Fram, the new Linux cluster hosted at UiT is a shared resource for research computing capable of 1.1 PFLOP/s theoretical peak performance. It started production 1 November 2017 (2017.2 computing period).

Fram is a distributed memory system which consists of 1004 dual socket and 2 quad socket nodes, interconnected with a high-bandwidth low-latency Infiniband network. The interconnect network is organized in an island topology, with 9216 cores in each island. Each standard compute node has two 16-core Intel Broadwell chips (2.1 GHz) and 64 GiB memory. In addition, 8 larger memory nodes with 512 GiB RAM and 2 huge memory quad socket nodes with 6 TiB of memory is provided. The total number of compute cores is 32256.

System Lenovo NeXtScale nx360
Number of Cores 32256
Number of nodes 1006
CPU type Intel E5-2683v4 2.1 GHz
Intel E7-4850v4 2.1 GHz (hugemem)
Max Floating point performance, double: 1.1 Petaflop/s
Total memory 78 TiB
Total disc capacity 2.5 PB



For information about developing applications that run on Fram, visit the official documentation: