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About SNIC

Scientists, engineers, human and social scientists across Sweden - many of them at universities, university colleges and research institutes - use advanced digital resources and services in their work every single day. Things like supercomputers, collections of data, and new software tools are critical to the success of those researchers, who use them to contribute to making our lives healthier, safer and better.

The Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) is a national research infrastructure that provides a balanced and cost-efficient set of resources and user support for large scale computation and data storage to meet the needs of researchers from all scientific disciplines and from all over Sweden (universities, university colleges, research institutes, etc). The resources are made available through open application procedures such that the best Swedish research is supported.

SNIC may also provide services to commercial actors, provided such actors contribute to the funding of SNIC and the collaboration represents added value for SNIC.

SNIC provides access to a variety of supercomputers and storage resources for data analysis across the country. SNIC also provides expertise to ensure that researchers can make optimal use of these resources. The SNIC partners host and operate these compute and storage facilities and a variety of end-user functionalities. The partners provide a user support (help-desk) service by answering queries and helping to resolve problems with installing and running software and management of data.

Resource allocation is an important function of SNIC. SNIC provides researchers open access to the compute resources. Prioritization and allocation of resources must be done in a clear and transparent manner, based on scientific quality, scientific need and technical feasibility of using the requested resources efficiently. Access is by application. Applications for access are subject to a scientific and/or technical assessment. Applications must be deemed technically feasible and result in acceptable efficiency in resource use.

The SNIC infrastructure is funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and the partners. SNIC is organized as a long-term project (2012-2016), with its own Board. SNIC includes six partners. The partners (and their compute centres) in SNIC are Chalmers (C3SE), KTH (PDC), LiU (NSC), LU (Lunarc), UmU (HPC2N) and UU (UPPMAX). The centres provide resources, services, support and expertise and are (local) contact points for the users. The SNIC office (hosted by UU) enters into agreements with the partners regarding staffing, the delivery of resources and services and the overall SNIC collaboration.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email address: office@snic.se

Postal address: SNIC, Uppsala University, Box 337, 75105 Uppsala

Visiting address: Department of Information Technology, Polacksbacken, Lägerhyddsvägen 2 (Hus 1, 4th floor), 75237 Uppsala

VAT number: SE202100293201

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