events and training

Sigma2 Training and Events

Various events and training relevant to our users of e-infrastructure resources are presented here

Training Courses

Sigma2s training portfolio

With the increasing importance of HPC in various fields of research, public administration and industry, Sigma2 has a central role in providing and communicating training opportunities available for Norwegian user groups. 

For researchers from the academic sector, training users with more basic or intermediate HPC skills and competences is necessary to maintain and grow the user community with new and emerging user groups on a national and international level.

Industrial users can receive training services through the Norwegian Competence Center, the various training activites is meant to provide support in the adoption of HPC, HPDA, AI and ML, as well as for tools and mechanisms needed for using such instruments.

In addition, Sigma2 will also promote advanced training which targets to exploiting the pre-exascale and future exascale systems on the international level.


Through pursuing training collaborations with international organisations and projects, Sigma2 and the Metacenter will work towards making available trainings not currently available in Norway today, but also support other countries if there is a unique training offering in Norway that other countries find interesting.

Such an exchange of training between the different countries, can be effectuated in either dedicated training for end users (including industry) or through a train-the-trainer context. Both scenarios can be financed through the ECC (Euro Competence Center) project, where ECC pays Norwegian or other European resources for training users, or for training of Norwegian training resources for competence needed to train industrial and/or academic users.

Online training material

Code Refinery and the Carpentries

In this section of the Sigma2 training portfolio, you can find detailed information about the training offerings provided by CodeRefinery and the Carpentries.

Code Refinery provides researchers with infrastructure and training in the necessary tools and techniques to create sustainable, modular, reusable, and reproducible software.

The Carpentries is a volunteer organisation teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.


Code Refinery Workshops
Code Refinery Lessons



HPC Carpentry
Software Carpentry
Data Carpentry