Extra allocation

It is possible to apply for EXTRA allocations during an ongoing allocation period. This is intended for existing projects that exhaust their allocated resources, whether it's computing time or storage space, before the end of the period.
Note that quota applications can only be submitted by project leaders and executive officers.

Projects that consume their allocations before the end of the allocation period may apply for additional resources to meet their needs.
Such applications are simple and require only a short justification, and can be submitted at any time during a period.

Applications are normally processed within 5 working days. It is good practice to submit such requests in due time before the resources are consumed and the urgency becomes precarious. Allocation is subject to resource availability.


A request for additional allocations is only possible for existing projects in the ongoing allocation period. Once the allocation periods that were applied for in an application have expired, one must submit a new application for the project (with an updated project description, resource requests, etc).

It is not possible to prolong the validity of an application with additional allocation periods.

Storage on HPC
Requests for increased project storage on the HPC facilities are submitted through e-mail to contact@sigma2.no, including an explanation of the needs.
Please make sure to read the documentation about the storage areas on HPC clusters before sending such a request.

Log in to the application forms

Extra applications are handled through Metacenter Administration System (MAS)

Go to your projects in MAS

Click Apply to extend granted quota

In the list of your active projects find the relevant project and click the link for "Apply to extend granted quota."

Screenshot of how to apply for extra quota.
Choose the service you need extra quota for

Select the service you need extra quota for.

Srcreenshot of selecting services to apply extra quota.
  1. High Performance Computing is only for CPU-hours, not storage on the HPC disk. Such requests are sent by e-mail. Please refer to the documentation for this.
  2. Storage is for projects on NIRD.


Once selected, click "Start".

Fill out and submit the form

Add the required extra quota for the relevant facilities and provide a short description of why the extra allocations are needed. Please note that you are required to fill in the exact amount (for example 1000 for 1K CPU hours).

Make sure to provide a thorough text in the "Reason" field to help us understand your needs for more quota.

Screenshot of how to fill out form with quota and reason.

When you have filled out the form, click "Save" to submit your extra application.

Now wait for us to process your application. You will be notified by e-mail when we have processed it.