Introduction to second generation NIRD

The Norwegian Research Infrastructure Services (NRIS) is offering a one day training for the newly procurred second generation NIRD storage system on 15th March 2023.

Targeted Audience: The workshop is open to all nird users and those interested in knowing the new NIRD.

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Format: Online on zoom


The course is open to all and free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Registration deadline for the course is March 14th. Please register here.

Practical Information

This is an online course via zoom. Participants require access to a computer (not provided by the course organisers) with internet connectivity. There will not be any hands-on exercises during the training, but demos of usecases on the new nird.

We intend to record all sessions except Q&A and will make the recordings available shortly after the event via NRIS Youtube channel

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Time, date (all times CET)

  • 15 March 2023 09:00-15:00: Presentations, use case demos and Q&A

Date : 15 March 2023


  • 09:00 - 09:10 - Intro, Logistics & Ice-breaker Question (Dhanya)

  • 09:10 - 09:45 - NIRD Legacy - History, present and future (Francesca)

  • 09:45 - 10:30 - New NIRD architecture & storage allocation & Sevices (Lorand)

  • 10:30 - 10:45 - Break

  • 10:45 - 11:15 - NIRD Documentation (Dhanya, Saerda)

  • 11:15 - 12:15 - Data Transfer (Andreas, Saerda, Thierry & Lorand)

  • 12:15 - 13:00 - Lunch Break

  • 13:00 - 13:30 - NIRD Toolkit (Siri)

  • 13:30 - 13:45 - RDA (Adil)

  • 13:45 - 14:00 - S3 Object Storage on NIRD (Andreas)

  • 14:00 -14:10 - Break

  • 14:10 - 15:00 - Open Q&A

The training is given by NIRD Preparation for Operation Working Group (POWG) members and NIRD Experts at NRIS.

Code of Conduct

All participants in our course are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. We follow carpentry code of conduct. If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you either report to the zoom host right away or write to the training team.