High Performance Computing

The High Performance Computing (HPC) service provides access to computing facilities and software with a far greater capacity than is normally available at department and faculty levels.
 

  • Service description

    HPC - Service description

    What is HPC?

    The high performance computing service is a support service for research and education in the university and university college sector. Staff in this sector will apply for resources to carry out calculations, primarily through processor time (CPU-hours) on selected sites. It is also possible to apply for help to tailor or improve software.

    This service is primarily set up to run simulation calculations for research and education purposes, designed as batch processing runs. The reliability of the service is 95%

    Evaluation by  RFK

    Applications for computing time or tailoring will be evaluated and granted by a resource allocation committee (RFK) normally twice a year.

    Call for proposals

    Calls for proposals are published normally in January and July. Extensions on previously allocated time and applications for small grants for testing are processed continually. When resources are allocated, the customer will administer a project with allocated resources, and it is up to the customer to decide which persons (users) will use the allocated time.

    Additional services

    In addition to processor time and advanced technical support, this service gives the customer access to:

    • basic technical support through a ticket-based support service
    • training in programming, software optimization and other relevant topics
    • a basic software portfolio, primarily comprising open source code and certain commercial tools, such as compilers, debuggers and simulation applications
  • Who can get access?

    HPC Target Group

    Who can apply for HPC?

    The HPC-service is available to staff and students at Norwegian universities and university colleges.

    Scientists in independent research institutes may also gain access, provided that their research is funded by public grants and meets requirements for scientific publication.

  • Conditions for access

    HPC Conditions for getting access

    Scientific merit

    Access to computations and related services, including user support, is granted following individual applications.

    The work to be carried out must meet requirements for scientific quality. Large-scale calculations must also meet requirements for efficient execution.

    Acceptable use policy

    The researcher must comply with the acceptable use policy and the ICT policy at their respective research institutions.

  • How much does it cost?

    HPC Costs

    The costs associated with the operation of and investments for the service are covered by grants from the Research Council of Norway and contributions from four universities, the Universitites of Tromsø, Bergen and Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    User contribution

    In consultation with the Norwegian Research Council, Sigma2 introduced a user contribution model in June 2018. There is a cost associated with using this service for new projects with grants from the Norwegian Research Council which includes e-infrastructure funding.

    This will align the policies for user contribution with other national research infrastructures and increase the funding base for national e-infrastructure. 

    User Contribution Model

     

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HPC - Service description

What is HPC?

The high performance computing service is a support service for research and education in the university and university college sector. Staff in this sector will apply for resources to carry out calculations, primarily through processor time (CPU-hours) on selected sites. It is also possible to apply for help to tailor or improve software.

This service is primarily set up to run simulation calculations for research and education purposes, designed as batch processing runs. The reliability of the service is 95%

Evaluation by  RFK

Applications for computing time or tailoring will be evaluated and granted by a resource allocation committee (RFK) normally twice a year.

Call for proposals

Calls for proposals are published normally in January and July. Extensions on previously allocated time and applications for small grants for testing are processed continually. When resources are allocated, the customer will administer a project with allocated resources, and it is up to the customer to decide which persons (users) will use the allocated time.

Additional services

In addition to processor time and advanced technical support, this service gives the customer access to:

  • basic technical support through a ticket-based support service
  • training in programming, software optimization and other relevant topics
  • a basic software portfolio, primarily comprising open source code and certain commercial tools, such as compilers, debuggers and simulation applications

HPC Target Group

Who can apply for HPC?

The HPC-service is available to staff and students at Norwegian universities and university colleges.

Scientists in independent research institutes may also gain access, provided that their research is funded by public grants and meets requirements for scientific publication.

HPC Conditions for getting access

Scientific merit

Access to computations and related services, including user support, is granted following individual applications.

The work to be carried out must meet requirements for scientific quality. Large-scale calculations must also meet requirements for efficient execution.

Acceptable use policy

The researcher must comply with the acceptable use policy and the ICT policy at their respective research institutions.

HPC Costs

The costs associated with the operation of and investments for the service are covered by grants from the Research Council of Norway and contributions from four universities, the Universitites of Tromsø, Bergen and Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

User contribution

In consultation with the Norwegian Research Council, Sigma2 introduced a user contribution model in June 2018. There is a cost associated with using this service for new projects with grants from the Norwegian Research Council which includes e-infrastructure funding.

This will align the policies for user contribution with other national research infrastructures and increase the funding base for national e-infrastructure. 

User Contribution Model