An important foundation for the successful collaboration on e-infrastructure in Norway is NRIS - a collaboration of five organisations to pool competencies, resources and services. The collaboration was until recently known as "the Metacenter".
NRIS consists of highly qualified IT staff at the four universities NTNU, the Universities of Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø and employees at Sigma2, counting almost 50 people.
The purpose is a geographically distributed competence network that ensures that all researchers who use the national e-infrastructure have quick and easy access to domain-specific support close to the user.
HPC and NIRD toolkit user course
2 - 5 November 2021HPC and NIRD toolkit user course https://documentation.sigma2.no/training/events/hpc-nird-toolkit-user-course-nov-2021.html https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hpc-and-nird-toolkit-user-course HPC and NIRD toolkit user course November 2021 In November 2021, the Norwegian Research Infrastructure Services NRIS (formerly known as the Metacenter) partners Sigma2, UiB, UiO & UiT are jointly offering a hands-on course for current and future users of national HPC systems (Saga, Fram, Betzy) and the NIRD Toolkit. The course is open to all users and free of charge. For individual sessions we list recommended prerequisites. The participants can choose which session they want to attend and you’re certainly welcome to just attend all sessions you are interested in. On each course day, we will start at 09:00 and conclude at around 13:00. Each “morning” will include presentations and hands-on time on one of the actual HPC systems or the NIRD Toolkit. We recommend that participants use the afternoon on each day to repeat examples from the morning to get more experience on the systems. Practical Information This is an online course via zoom. Participants require access to a computer (not provided by the course organisers) with internet connectivity and pre-installed programs to participate in the video meeting of the course (zoom, might work from a browser), to access the HPC systems (e.g., ssh or Putty), to transfer data to/from an HPC system (e.g., scp or WinSCP) and to access the NIRD Toolkit (web browser). Note Those who do not have an account on one of the HPC machines or NIRD (storage, Toolkit, …) yet need to apply for an account. The application page is available here and documentation for the application procedure is available here. You are applying for an HPC account. For the project, please select “NN9987K: Course Resources as a Service #3” (the Project manager will be filled in automatically), choose Saga under Resources, set the Account start date to 2021-10-26 and the Account end date to one week after the course, that is 2021-11-12. In order to use the NIRD Toolkit during the course you will need either a Feide account or a Feide OpenIDP guest account. You can create a Feide OpenIDP guest account at https://openidp.feide.no/. See your eduPersonPrincipalName (eduPPN) at http://innsyn.feide.no . You can always contact us by sending an email to email@example.com. If you want to receive further information about training events, and other announcements about IT resources and services for researchers, there are a couple of information channels you can subscribe to: users at University of Bergen and affiliated institutes: register to firstname.lastname@example.org users of Sigma3 services: subscribe to Sigma2’s newsletter Dates: 2021 November 2, 3, 4 and 5 Time: each day 09:00-13:00 with short breaks Location: Video meeting (zoom), we use HackMD for asking questions (information will be send to registered participants via email). Note, sessions will be recorded and made publicly available after the course! Participants may choose the lectures which they are interested in. Registration The course is free of charge and is organised by the NRIS partners Sigma2, UiB, UiO & UiT. Registration deadline for the course is October 20th. Register your participation here Code of Conduct All participants in our course are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. We follow carpentry code of conduct. If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it either to Radovan Bast or Dhanya Pushpadas 2021-11-02 08:50:00 UTC 2021-11-05 13:00:00 UTC Sigma2 - NRIS University of BergenUniversity of OsloUniversity of TromsøSigma2 email@example.com Dhanya.Pushpadas@uib.no Sigma2 HPC users workshops_and_courses  HPCstorage