The next national HPC and AI/ML platform
This project's objective is to acquire and put into operation the next-generation national HPC resource (supercomputer) in the Sigma2 e-infrastructure portfolio. The working name for this resource is A2. A2 will be placed in Lefdal Mine Datacenter, the same location as the new national storage infrastructure (NIRD).
The project aims to:
- replace current HPC machines Fram and Saga and additional usage growth forecast
- provide computing capability for AI/ML and scientific applications through GPU/CPU
- procure a system with expandable computing and storage capacity
HPC A2 Public Procurement Process
Please use the tendering tool TendSign as instructed for all matters concerning this public procurement
HPC systems generally have a life span of approximately 5 years due to declining energy efficiency compared to newer machines, obsolete parts, lack of support, and the arrival of new technology.
Our procurement strategy has traditionally been two-legged, an A- and B-leg where we acquire systems with an offset of 2-3 years.