Idun Research Infrastructure days 2023

Idun Research Infrastructure Open Day

Date and Time: 31.05.23 kl 12:00 – 15:30

12:00 – 15:00 Auditorium R5, Realfag

15:00 – 15:30 Rom S-220B, sokkel Byggtekniske laboratorier



11:30 – 12:00

Meetup and mingle

12:00 - 12:20 Welcome and introduction to Idun
Einar Næss Jensen

12:20 - 12:50 Idun specifications and new features
Pavlo Khmel

12:50 - 13:00 How Idun Research Infrastructure is financed, what does it cost, How can I and my team get onboard
Ola Huseby

13:00 - 13:30 When NTNU resources are not enough: Sigma2, provider of national HPC and Storage Resources
Jenny Amundsen and Maria Francesca Iozzi

13:30 - 14:00 Break, with refreshments

14:00 - 14:30 Storage, handling and processing of scientific data: An introduction to Research Data Management services at NTNU
Ingrid Heggland

14:30 - 15:00 Openstack, Low threshold virtual machine access for researchers, students and teachers
Bjarne Næss

15:15 - 16:00 Datacenter visit. Idun, Saga and Betzy
Andreas Kalvå, Einar Næss Jensen, Pavlo Khmel

New Shareholder

The department of chemical engineering is the newest shareholder in Idun. They purchased a share of 28 cores for one year. Welcome and happy computing!

New Shareholders and Resources

The end of the year has seen quite some investment from different entities at NTNU. We have new shareholders and current shareholders confirming and/or extending their share:

Department of Energy and Process Technology:
Increased their share by 56 cores.

Department of Computer Science:
Increased their share by 40 cores and 26 V100 32Gb GPUs.

Department of Mathematical Science:
Increased their share by 28 cores and 2 V100 16Gb GPUs.

Department of Physics:
They became a new shareholder with 120 cores.

TEM Gemini Centre:
They became a new shareholder with 28 cores and 2 V100 16Gb GPUs.

Department of Material Science and Engineering:
They confirmed their share of 40 cores.

Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience:
They became a new shareholder with 56 cores.

The Faculty of Natural Science is the only shareholder that reduced their share, from 160 to 40 cores.

In total, the investment in Idun by the end of last year was ca. 5 MNOK.

The HPC group invested into the backbone of the cluster with ca. 500 kNOK, buying a new infiniband switch, renewing all ethernet switches, and updating the hardware support for the Lustre file system.

A complete overview of all shareholders and their corresponding share in the cluster can be found at

We wish all parties happy computing!

Simplification of slurm partitions

We decided to simplify the over time grown partitions to only three:

GPUQ - All nodes with GPU resources
CPUQ - All nodes without GPU resources
STORAGE - Nodes for copying between Idun and the central storage

All other partitions, i.e., WORKQ, EPIC, EPIC2, EPICALL, V100, V100-IDI, will be removed on the 18th of March. Please adjust your slurm scripts accordingly.