Upcoming deadlines for our users

The next call for e-infrastructure resources will be published in January 2019, with an expected deadline in early February.

Allocations given out by the Research Allocation Committee on the HPC and storage facilities of  Sigma2 expire 31 March 2019. 

The next call for e-infrastructure resources is planned to be published in January, with an expected deadline in early February.

Exceptions from this particular deadline are applications for new  projects or applications for extra resources. Such applications   are always  handled   continuously and are normally  processed  by Sigma2 within  five working  days. 

Another exeption is the continuous open call for applications for Advanced User Support (AUS).


Which services are available?

For the upcoming allocation period 2019.1, Sigma2 will offer the following resources:

Compute resources

Sigma2s current supercomputers are Fram and Stallo in Tromsø, in addition to  Abel in Oslo.

Storage resources 

NIRD, the National e-Infrastructure for Research Data, offers Data Storage facilities to researchers who require a platform to store, share and manage large, active scientific datasets.

In addition NIRD offers now software tools and applications to collect, store, process data on cloud computing resources, to meet the researchers needs and help them tackling their scientific challenges. Presently the cloud resources (namely NIRD Toolkit)  are accessible upon approval from Sigma2 administration. However we can already anticipate that these services will be subject to formal application procedures in allocation period 2019.2.

Small Scale Exploratory Work (SSEW) 

Relevant to researchers in need of immediate access for small projects, in order to explore the feasibility of the e-infrastructure. The SSEW service refers to both HPC and storage resources. 

Services for Sensitive Data 

Services for Sensitive Data (TSD)  are offered to research projects that involve Sensitive Data. TSD is a platform to store, compute and analysis on research sensitive data in compliance with Norwegian regulations regarding individuals’ privacy, and is of great benefit to Norwegian health research.