NOTUR 2004 HPC Competancy Project at NTNU --
GRID, Cluster and Storage Technologies

This project is a joint effort by NTNU, U of Bergen, U of Oslo, U of Tromsø and UNINETT. Statoil will also be participating.

Elster helped raise NOK 1 million at NTNU for these projects, which made NTNU the largest partner. These funds are now mached by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) which also added in NOK 450K for expanded storage HW.

Old snapshot of IDI's
research cluster ClustIs

Part of NTNUs gang on March 25, 2004

  • Rear from left: Arne Sødal, Jørn Amundsen, Tor Arvid Lund, Morten Rodal, Per Holager
  • Middle from left: Lars Eilertsen, Martin Eian, Frode Nilsen, Peter Hughes, Arve Dispen
  • Front from left: Anne Elster, Robin Holtet, Gunnar Brataas, Kjetil Nørvåg, Trond Kandal
  • Taking photo: Marius Grannas

  • Time-line: January - December 2004
  • NTNU Budget: NOK 2 million (NOK 1 million from NTNU matched by RCN)
  • NTNU Over-all Project organizers: Jørn Amundsen and Anne C, Elster
  • Participants: Researchers, students and staff at NTNU from IDI and ITEA See list of people that is involved.


    NOTUR (The Norwegian High Performance Computing Consortium) has a subprogram entitled Emerging Technologies (ET) that was split into two smaller programs:
  • Cluster Technologies centered at NTNU and The University of Tromsø (UiT), and
  • Grid Technologies centered at The University of Oslo (UiO) and The University of Bergen (UiB).

    This program is continued in 2004 as competancy projects in the following 3 areas:

  • Cluster Technologies lead by Tor Johansen, The University of Tromsø (UiT),
  • Grid Technologies lead by Andreas Botnen at The University of Oslo (UiO), and
  • Storage Technologies led by staff at NTNU.

    The above project leaders report to Jacko Koster at Univ. of Bergen who again reports to the project leader of NOTUR, Bjørn Hafskjold.

    NTNU is involved in all 3 subprojects.

    Project Goal

    The goals of these competancy projects are to analyze HPC technologies' suitability for HPC in the context of NOTUR. The results will provide a foundation for decisions regarding future HPC programs.

    NTNU People involved in the 2004 project

    NOTUR Compentency projects on GRID, Cluster and Storage Technologies

    Links to all cluster project related docments

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