New allocation period has started

All allocations as of period 2017.1 starting 1 April have been effectuated.


The Resource Allocation Committee has recently had their biannual allocation meeting, discussing the scientfic merit of the incoming applications for period 2017.1. More than 283 million CPU-hours have been allocated to 275 different research projects, while 111 projects have received 4,8 PB in total on the national e-infrastructure resources. 

Read more about the Guidelines for the Resource Allocation Committee


Who are using our supercomputers?

Modern research generates large amounts of data and require very large calculation and storage capacities. High performance and storage computers are of particular importance for research that requires extensive calculations and storage capacity, such as bioinformatics, materials science, medicine, chemistry, physics, climate research, energy research, astrophysics and linguistics.

See the list of projects being granted e-infrastructure resources in the current allocation period.


Are you in need of e-infrastructure resources?

The national e-infrastructure is available for all research and education supported by public funding, including individuals and groups in all scientific disciplines at Norwegian universities, university colleges and research organizations. In addition, the infrastructure may be available to commercial partners who contribute to the funding of the e-infrastructure.

The resources are open to all scientific disciplines and in order to apply for resources on the HPC or storage facilities, it is necessary to send an application.

It is difficult to estimate an exact amount of resources a project is expecting to use. However, for UNINETT Sigma2 it is important to have a good overview of expected usage on the resources. Therefore, project leaders are always encouraged to inform by email if you figure out that a significant part of the allocation will not be used. Alternatively, project leaders may also send an extra application if further allocation is needed.

Read more about the allocation process for e-infrastructure resources on