CRaaS - Course Resources as a Service

CRaaS is a service for researchers who require e-infrastructure resources to be used in a course or a workshop for research purposes.

  • What is CRaaS?

    CRaaS - What is CaaS?

    What is CRaaS?

    CRaaS - Course Resources as a Service intends to help researchers who are interested in providing courses or workshops with national e-infrastructure resources as a necessary tools. With CRaaS we make the requested CPU-hours and storage at our supercomputers available to course leaders in an easy and flexible way

     

    CRaaS is unfortunately not available on the serviceplatform (NIRD Toolkit) as of today.

  • Target group

    CaaS - Target group

    Target group

    CRaaS - Course Resources as a Service is available to all researchers from Norwegian universities or research institutes, who want to conduct courses or workshops and consequently are in need of CPU-hours or storage from the pool of national e-infrastructure resources.

  • Conditions for access

    CRaaS - Conditions for access

    Criterias

    In order to apply for e-infrastructure resources from Sigma2 for courses or workshops, the following conditions must be met:

    • The applicant must provide a description of the course/workshop, including software and resource needs.
    • The applicant must either hold a permanent position or be a postdoctoral fellow at his/her organization.
    • Course or workshop leaders are required to acknowledge the use of the national e-infrastructure resources.
    A template for acknowledgements is available here
  • Get started

    CRaaS - Get started

    Verify your software with the metacenter

    In order to ensure that your software can be used on our infrastructure, the first step is to contact the software team at support@metacenter.no with information about what software and versions you intend to run in the course/workshop.

    Make sure to inform the metacenter that you're going to use CRaaS.

    Submit the course details

    Once you have received a confirmation from the metacenter that your software stack can be used, we need to collect the details about your course.

    This form must be submitted 15 days before the event start.

     

    Go to form

     

    Receive confirmation from Sigma2

    After submitting the form with details, Sigma2 will review and confirm that we can offer the requested resources for your course/workshop, if possible.

    Without such a confirmation we can't guarantee that we're able to provide resources for you.

    Provide user details

    This step depends on your type, size and length of your activity.

    Sigma2 may provide you with a spreadsheet to fill out in step 3.

    Otherwise, ask the users to submit user applications to your project via metacenter.no by following these instructions.

    Report results

    We'll provide a form or a document to report the results from using our services for your course.

CRaaS - What is CaaS?

What is CRaaS?

CRaaS - Course Resources as a Service intends to help researchers who are interested in providing courses or workshops with national e-infrastructure resources as a necessary tools. With CRaaS we make the requested CPU-hours and storage at our supercomputers available to course leaders in an easy and flexible way

 

CRaaS is unfortunately not available on the serviceplatform (NIRD Toolkit) as of today.

CaaS - Target group

Target group

CRaaS - Course Resources as a Service is available to all researchers from Norwegian universities or research institutes, who want to conduct courses or workshops and consequently are in need of CPU-hours or storage from the pool of national e-infrastructure resources.

CRaaS - Conditions for access

Criterias

In order to apply for e-infrastructure resources from Sigma2 for courses or workshops, the following conditions must be met:

  • The applicant must provide a description of the course/workshop, including software and resource needs.
  • The applicant must either hold a permanent position or be a postdoctoral fellow at his/her organization.
  • Course or workshop leaders are required to acknowledge the use of the national e-infrastructure resources.
A template for acknowledgements is available here

CRaaS - Get started

Verify your software with the metacenter

In order to ensure that your software can be used on our infrastructure, the first step is to contact the software team at support@metacenter.no with information about what software and versions you intend to run in the course/workshop.

Make sure to inform the metacenter that you're going to use CRaaS.

Submit the course details

Once you have received a confirmation from the metacenter that your software stack can be used, we need to collect the details about your course.

This form must be submitted 15 days before the event start.

 

Go to form

 

Receive confirmation from Sigma2

After submitting the form with details, Sigma2 will review and confirm that we can offer the requested resources for your course/workshop, if possible.

Without such a confirmation we can't guarantee that we're able to provide resources for you.

Provide user details

This step depends on your type, size and length of your activity.

Sigma2 may provide you with a spreadsheet to fill out in step 3.

Otherwise, ask the users to submit user applications to your project via metacenter.no by following these instructions.

Report results

We'll provide a form or a document to report the results from using our services for your course.