FAQ for users
How can i get access to a project or another system?
If you already have a user account, you can be added directly by the project leaders. Otherwise you may apply for access.
I forgot my password, how can i get a new one?
As long as you have a valid mobile phone number registered with us, and an active access to any of the systems, you may reset your password via our self-service portal.
How do i log in to the systems?
Useful information, including how to log in, is available in our technical documentation on the page Getting started.
I can't log in to the resources. Why?
There can be multiple reasons for this.
If you recently changed your password, please wait up to one hour before trying to log in.
In case you have tried the above without success, please contact support on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll gladly look into the matter for you.
What does "This user does not have information about current affiliation" on metacenter.no mean?
Your affiliation has expired in our system. There are a few reasons for this.
Please contact support on email@example.com with information about your current affiliation to get this updated.
We normally request the following:
- E-mail address
- Mobile phone number
What are the allocation periods?
The allocation periods are split into two:
Periods ending in .1 starts 1 April and ends 30 September.
Periods ending in .2 starts 1 October and ends 31 March.
They are prefixed with the year they start, so for example period 2021.1 starts 1 April and ends 30 September, 2021.
A valid application is needed for each period. Please refer to the call for each period for more details.
Notice that it is not possible to transfer unused CPU-hours between periods.
For technical information about how to use our services, see the documentation.
Contact information for support
All support requests concerning the e-infrastructure resources should go to
This is an issue tracker (ticket system) that is staffed with skilled operators from the Metacentre and Sigma2. The staff provide first-line assistance to all users, including user access and password administration to HPC and data storage projects on the national e-infrastructure resources.
Exception: Requests in regard to computing and storage resources should be sendt to firstname.lastname@example.org, as Sigma2 provides support services for all issues related to administration of the national resource allocation.
The support staff is on call Monday-Friday and follow regular office hours. Short staffing during holidays may cause deviations in opening hours. Users will receive a response within hours during normal work-hours, or at the latest the following working day.