international collab

International Collaboration

Sigma2 participates in several international initiatives and collaborations in the field of High Performance Computing and data infrastructure. 

The primary motivation to participate in international activities is that Norway in isolation does not have sufficient critical mass and funding to develop and maintain e-infrastructure services that at any time cover all the needs of Norwegian researchers and that is state-of-the-art concerning hardware, software, standards and policies.

The mission is thus to expand Norway's national e-infrastructure service offering through European cooperation, resulting in Norwegian research teams gaining benefits from the international cooperation.

  • EOSC

    International Collaboration - EOSC

    European Open Science Cloud

    The European Open Science Cloud is a cloud for research data in Europe and a network of collaborating, cooperating e-infrastructure providers in Europe.

    Over the past years, numerous policy makers from around the world have articulated a clear and consistent vision of global Open Science as a driver for enabling a new paradigm of transparent, data-driven science as well as accelerating innovation.

    In Europe, this vision is being realised through an ambitious programme under the heading of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

    The EOSC will offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.

    EOSC PORTAL

    Why is Norway partcipating in EOSC?

    As the Norwegian service provider of national e-infrastructure, Sigma2 is engaged in work packages that will contribute to develop EOSC into a rich environment offering a wide range of services and resources for researchers.

    Open Access policies

    Norway has adopted national guidelines for Open Access and the Norwegian Research Council has established policies for Open Data.

    In 2017 the Norwegian government publicly announced national goals and guidelines for Open Access to research publications.

    The goal is that all publicly funded research should be made openly available by 2024. To achieve this the Norwegian government has established specific guidelines and measures. For more, please click here

    All Norwegian universities and most research performing university colleges have Open Access policies in place. In general, policies are focused on self-archiving and depositing publications in institutional repositories. For more, please click here.

     

  • EUDAT CDI
  • EuroHPC

    International Collaboration - EuroHPC

    European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking

    In 2018, Norway signed the declaration for the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking.

    By pooling European resources to develop top-of-the range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competative European technology, the European HPC efforts will be extended.

    What is EuroHPC JU?

    The European Commission (EC) on 11. January announced the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU). The plan is to pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.

    The EuroHPC JU is a legal and funding entity, which will enable pooling of the Union's and national resources on High-Performance Computer (HPC) with the aim of acquiring and providing a world-class pre-exascale supercomputing infrastructure to Europe's scientific and industrial users, matching their demanding application requirements by 2020, and by 2022/2023 to have in place exascale supercomputers based on competitive EU technology.

    Norway is one of the founding members of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU). The plans for EuroHPC will give contributors predictable access to very advanced HPC resources, including (pre-)exascale systems and high level support.

    What is LUMI?

    One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers will be hosted by the LUMI consortium and located in Kajaani in Finland. The LUMI consortium consists of the following countries: Finland, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Switzterland. LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) will provide a high-quality, cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable eco-system. 

    At the time of installation, the LUMI supercomputer will be one of the world's fastest computer systems, with a theroretical power of more than 200 petaflops. The system will be in operation from Q1/ 2021. 

    www.lumi-supercomputer.eu


    Press releases from regjeringen.no

    23.10.2018: Norge deltar i europeisk partnerskap om tungregning
    08.04.2019: Norge spleiser på europeisk superdatamaskin
    07.06.2019: Norsk-støttet superdatamaskin tildelt 1 milliard kroner fra EU

    LUMI - why is it important for Norway?

     Sigma2 Managing Director Gunnar Bøe explains the importance for Norway

  • e-IRG

    International Collaboration - e-IRG

    Coming soon.

  • NeIC

    International Collaboration - NeIC

    Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration

    The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates development and operation of high-quality e-infrastructure solutions in areas of joint Nordic interest. NeIC is a distributed organization comprised of technical experts from high performance computing centers within the Nordic countries.

    As part of the NeIC cooperation Norway participates in several pan-Nordic projects and co-fund technology-specific solutions.

    Special advisor Hans A. Eide is the Norwegian representative in the NeIC board.

    NeIC projects with Norwegian participation

    Sigma2 is involved in a number of projects and activities within NeIC, including: 

    CodeRefinery
    Dellingr
    EISCAT_3D Data Solutions
    EOSC Nordic
    Glenna2
    NLPL
    Nordic WLCG Tier-1 Facility
    Tryggve

     

  • RDA

    International Collaboration - RDA

    Coming soon.

  • PRACE

    International Collaboration - PRACE

    Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

    The PRACE infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe.

    Supported by the Research Council Sigma2 is the Norwegian partner in the PRACE collaboration. 

    Read more about PRACE

International Collaboration - EOSC

European Open Science Cloud

The European Open Science Cloud is a cloud for research data in Europe and a network of collaborating, cooperating e-infrastructure providers in Europe.

Over the past years, numerous policy makers from around the world have articulated a clear and consistent vision of global Open Science as a driver for enabling a new paradigm of transparent, data-driven science as well as accelerating innovation.

In Europe, this vision is being realised through an ambitious programme under the heading of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The EOSC will offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.

EOSC PORTAL

Why is Norway partcipating in EOSC?

As the Norwegian service provider of national e-infrastructure, Sigma2 is engaged in work packages that will contribute to develop EOSC into a rich environment offering a wide range of services and resources for researchers.

Open Access policies

Norway has adopted national guidelines for Open Access and the Norwegian Research Council has established policies for Open Data.

In 2017 the Norwegian government publicly announced national goals and guidelines for Open Access to research publications.

The goal is that all publicly funded research should be made openly available by 2024. To achieve this the Norwegian government has established specific guidelines and measures. For more, please click here

All Norwegian universities and most research performing university colleges have Open Access policies in place. In general, policies are focused on self-archiving and depositing publications in institutional repositories. For more, please click here.

 

International Collaboration - EuroHPC

European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking

In 2018, Norway signed the declaration for the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking.

By pooling European resources to develop top-of-the range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competative European technology, the European HPC efforts will be extended.

What is EuroHPC JU?

The European Commission (EC) on 11. January announced the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU). The plan is to pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology.

The EuroHPC JU is a legal and funding entity, which will enable pooling of the Union's and national resources on High-Performance Computer (HPC) with the aim of acquiring and providing a world-class pre-exascale supercomputing infrastructure to Europe's scientific and industrial users, matching their demanding application requirements by 2020, and by 2022/2023 to have in place exascale supercomputers based on competitive EU technology.

Norway is one of the founding members of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU). The plans for EuroHPC will give contributors predictable access to very advanced HPC resources, including (pre-)exascale systems and high level support.

What is LUMI?

One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers will be hosted by the LUMI consortium and located in Kajaani in Finland. The LUMI consortium consists of the following countries: Finland, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Switzterland. LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure) will provide a high-quality, cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable eco-system. 

At the time of installation, the LUMI supercomputer will be one of the world's fastest computer systems, with a theroretical power of more than 200 petaflops. The system will be in operation from Q1/ 2021. 

www.lumi-supercomputer.eu


Press releases from regjeringen.no

23.10.2018: Norge deltar i europeisk partnerskap om tungregning
08.04.2019: Norge spleiser på europeisk superdatamaskin
07.06.2019: Norsk-støttet superdatamaskin tildelt 1 milliard kroner fra EU

LUMI - why is it important for Norway?

 Sigma2 Managing Director Gunnar Bøe explains the importance for Norway

International Collaboration - e-IRG

Coming soon.

International Collaboration - NeIC

Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates development and operation of high-quality e-infrastructure solutions in areas of joint Nordic interest. NeIC is a distributed organization comprised of technical experts from high performance computing centers within the Nordic countries.

As part of the NeIC cooperation Norway participates in several pan-Nordic projects and co-fund technology-specific solutions.

Special advisor Hans A. Eide is the Norwegian representative in the NeIC board.

NeIC projects with Norwegian participation

Sigma2 is involved in a number of projects and activities within NeIC, including: 

CodeRefinery
Dellingr
EISCAT_3D Data Solutions
EOSC Nordic
Glenna2
NLPL
Nordic WLCG Tier-1 Facility
Tryggve

 

International Collaboration - RDA

Coming soon.

International Collaboration - PRACE

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe

The PRACE infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe.

Supported by the Research Council Sigma2 is the Norwegian partner in the PRACE collaboration. 

Read more about PRACE