One of the important objectives for UNINETT Sigma2 is to have a strong focus on procurement of new HPC and storage equipment. The current strategy is a dual track HPC system service, with a new system being installed every second year, assuming a four-year operational lifetime of each system.

Procurements listed below are under the laws covering Norwegian public sector procurements. If you have any questions regarding this please contact UNINETT Sigma2 at


Upcoming procurements

A pre-study for a new HPC-procurement process starts in November 2017, and the tender for a replacement HPC system is scheduled for publication early 2018.

No new procurement is planned for storage infrastructure for the next three years.

2018: HPC-B1 Procurement project


Previous procurement projects

2016: HPC A1 Procurement Project

2016: NIRD Procurement Project