Apply for e-infrastructure resources

Researchers can apply for an allocation on a number of computing and storage facilities in the national e-infrastructure. Below we explain how to apply for allocations on the Sigma2 resources.

Applications submitted during an ongoing period, before the next upcoming deadline, will be case handled by the Resource Allocation Committee prior to the allocation period starts. If you submit an application for an ongoing period, these will be prosessed within a couple of working days.

Applications for SSEW and AUS are submitted through e-mail.
If you need temporary resources to conduct a course or workshop, see Course Resources as a Service (CRaaS).

Please do not hesitate to contact us on if you have any questions before submitting an application.

Go to the application page

Please read the guide below prior to applying.

Guide on how to apply for resources

New projects

Who can apply?

Individuals and groups from the following Norwegian organizations can apply for access to the resources in the national e-infrastructure:

The resources in the national e-infrastructure are available for research and education, but written agreements may be established with Sigma2 for other usage of the resources. Organizations that do not fall in the above categories, but that would like to have access, should contact Sigma2.

Costs for using the e-infrastructure

HPC, Storage services and TSD services are subject to a user contribution model. As of today, cost for the resources will depend on the funding supporting the research project.

Due to upcoming changes in the collaboration agreement with the four partner universities, the contribution model will change in the near future.
Please refer to this news article for more information.

Project leadership criterias

The applicant must either hold a permanent position, be a postdoctoral fellow or be a temporary employed researcher at his/her organization. Master students, PhD students and guest researchers cannot apply directly, but must do this via a colleague (e.g., supervisor) that holds a permanent position or is a postdoctoral fellow at the organization

The qualified user has to be project leader for the project, but it is possible for other researchers to be assigned as assistant project leaders, so called executive officers (XO).

Apply for a new project

Existing projects

Already a user?

Users with existing national e-infrastructure projects may renew their projects or apply for extra resources through the Metacenter Administration System (MAS).
Note that only project leaders or executive officers can apply for quota.

Renew project
If you want to apply for the current or upcoming period.

Extra application
When you already have an allocation but need more resources.