Release of the new NIRD Toolkit

Dear NIRD Toolkit user,

We have the pleasure to announce that the new version of the NIRD Toolkit will be released on 08 December 2022 at 19:00.

What is new?

In the new version all NIRD Toolkit users will be able to authenticate with Feide without any cumbersome detours or procedures.

Furthermore, the front end of the NIRD Toolkit has been redesigned to be more user-friendly with a modern look and a universal design, allowing NIRD Toolkit users to log in and submit jobs from any portable device.

Finally, the code of the NIRD Toolkit has been rewritten to increase the security and code manageability, including significant, under the hood code refreshing, security fixes, and framework modernization. 

What happens during and after the release?

Existing open sessions should continue to work uninterrupted until next login. Should you however experience issue with login to the updated NIRD Toolkit, we advise you to logout, reload your browser and delete cookies.

If the planned release affect heavily your workflow, please get in contact with us by sending an email to

Urgent maintenance stop on Betzy from 2022-11-21

[UPDATE, 2022-11-25 10:00: Maintenance is finished and Betzy will be back in production within 12:00]

[UPDATE, 2022-11-21 09:00: Maintenance has started]

Dear users,

There will be an urgent maintenance stop on Betzy next week, starting Monday 2022-11-21 at 10:00. The stop will last until Thursday 2022-11-24 at 18:00. The maintenance concerns important system upgrades.

We apologize for the short notice on this downtime.

NIRD Toolkit Upgrade

Dear NIRD Toolkit and NIRD Service Platform user,

We have the pleasure to announce out-rolling of new authentication system for enhanced user experience, as well an upgraded and clean look front-end for the NIRD Toolkit this upcoming Friday.

The upgrade process will start at 09:00 on the 26th of August. Please note that the upgrade process might lead to service interruption.

Thank you for your understanding!

Fram downtime 23rd – 24th February

[Update, 2022-02-24 22:30]: The maintenance is over and Fram is in production again. Thank you for your patience!

[Update, 2022-02-24 20:30]: The maintenance is taking a little longer than planned. We plan to get back into production at 22:00.

[Update, 2022-02-23 12:00]: The maintenance stop has now begun.

Fram supercomputer will be unavailable due to maintenance on the cooling system from February 23rd 12:00 until 24th 20:00

If time allows it we will also upgrade whole or parts/components of the storage system, including file system clients (compute nodes)

Downtime Betzy, 6th December 08:00 until 9th December 20:00

There will be a scheduled downtime for Betzy lasting three days starting on Monday 6th December at 08:00. Downtime will last until Thursday 9th, 20:00.

During the downtime we will conduct:

  • Full upgrade of the Lustre filesystem (both servers and clients)
  • Full upgrade of the infiniband firmware
  • Full upgrade of the Mellanox infiniband drivers
  • minor updates to other parts of the system (Slurm, configs, etc)

Please be aware that this does also affect the storage services recently moved from NIRD to Betzy.

We apologize for the inconvenience

Update 08.12.2021 18:00 : Betzy downtime is over, and system is open for users. All planned update is performed .

[FINISHED] Short 1 hour downtime on Fram, 24th November 12:00

[Update, 2021-11-24 14:15] Now the NIRD mounts are working again.

[Update, 2021-11-24 13:30] We are back in production and jobs are running som normal again. We are missing the NIRD mounts on two of the login nodes, but are working on fixing that.

[Update, 2021-11-24 12:00] The maintenance has started now.

There will be a short 1 hour downtime for Fram on 24th November, starting at 12:00.

During downtime we will update the firmware on interconnect infiniband switches