Named after the Norwegian arctic expedition ship Fram, the new Linux cluster hosted at UiT Arctic University of Norway is a shared resource for research computing capable of 1.1 PFLOP/s theoretical peak performance.

Fram is a distributed memory system which consists of 1004 dual socket and 2 quad socket nodes, interconnected with a high-bandwidth low-latency Infiniband network. The interconnect network is organized in an island topology, with 9216 cores in each island. Each standard compute node has two 16-core Intel Broadwell chips (2.1 GHz) and 64 GiB memory. In addition, 8 larger memory nodes with 512 GiB RAM and 2 huge memory quad socket nodes with 6 TiB of memory is provided. The total number of compute cores is 32256.




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Number of Cores


Number of nodes


CPU type

Intel E5-2683v4 2.1 GHz
Intel E7-4850v4 2.1 GHz (hugemem)

Max Floating point performance, double

1.1 Petaflop/s

Total memory

78 TiB

Total disc capacity

2.5 PB