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Lightweight HPC – Free access to powerful computing servers for UiO users

Lightweight HPC (freebio, freebio2, bioint01, bioint02, bioint03, bioint04) is a resource for all UiO users interested in testing out scientific applications, simulation software, parallel code etc. This service is free of charge for all UiO users.

These are stand-alone machines for low-threshold use, and with best-effort user support.

What are Freebio & Freebio2 ?

  • The systems are ARM based servers running Linux. The processor is from High Silicon, model Hi1616. The system has 64 cores, 256 GiB of memory and 36 TiB of local disk. The very few ARM based HPC servers in production in Norway. Run a large set of software. Popular with Julia and R. Freebio has a large set of bio-informatic databases installed.

How to use

Freebio, Freebio2 and Bioint0[1-4] are available to all UiO users and partners that are granted an UiO account.

Get access by filling in this nettskjema.

See more about Freebio or more about Bioint01 for login information.

What are bioint0[1-4]?

  • bioint01 has AMD EPYC 7501 CPUs, 128 cores and 128 GB RAM
  • bioint0[2-4] have Intel Xeon E5-2690 CPUs, 32 cores and 512 GB RAM each
  • The system is installed with Linux and a selection of software, common software is installed as modules and yet other per demand.  bioint01 has 7.3 TB local disk storage available as scratch area on /work

What can I store in Light-HPC system ?

Shared home directory

Users of the Lightweight HPC machines get a home directory that is shared between all Lightweight HPC machines but that is separate from their regular UiO home directory allowing for easy data transfer between the machines.


Do you need help or support for the Lightweight-HPC resources?