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CHPC - Research Computing Support for the University

In addition to deploying and operating high performance computational resources and providing advanced user support and training, CHPC serves as an expert team to broadly support the increasingly diverse research computing needs on campus. These needs include support for big data, big data movement, data analytics, security, virtual machines, Windows science application servers, protected environments for data mining and analysis of protected health information, and advanced networking. Visit our Getting Started page for more information.

CHPC Fall Presentations


CHPC Downtime - Wednesday, October 12th starting at 8 am


New software license status page


New GPU nodes on kingspeak and new GPU procedures on ember


Data Center Tour - October 19th, 11 a.m.

Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour

Starting scrub script on scratch file system /scratch/general/lustre

Beginning September 16th, 2016 


CHPC Outage of August 8th


Allocation Requests for Fall 2016 are Due September 1st


Tangent Unscheduled Downtime - Hardware Failure

Posted July 11th, 2016

Tangent was restored to service on July 15th. Jobs that were idle in the batch queue before the hardware issue are now running and users can now submit new jobs. 


Workflows Workshop August 9-10, 2016

 CHPC will be a satellite site for a new HPC workshop on Workflows to be held on August 9 and 10, 9am-3pm MDT each day. The location of the workshop is still to be determined, based on enrollment.

 Registration: https://goo.gl/Eocp4m

Details: https://goo.gl/YbynEC 


Use of General CHPC Interactive (Login) Nodes


Workshop on being a "Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator"

Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 13th, 2016

Applications are now open! 


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Autism Research within CHPC’s Protected Environment

The Utah Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Project (UT-ADDM) headed by Deborah Bilder, M.D. and William McMahon, M.D. in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, uses CHPC’s  robust protected environment that allows researchers using protected health information (PHI) to gather, process and store data, increasing user productivity and compliance.  In addition to access to high performance computing power, other tangible benefits for researchers using PHI is that the CHPC handles systems management issues, such as rapid response to electrical power issues, provision of reliable cooling and heating, VPN support for a work-anywhere computing experience, and ensuring a hardened, secure environment compared to office computers or departmental servers. For the institution this resource allows much better compliance and reduces the vulnerabilities of exposure of PHI data. 

System Status

last update: 09/30/16 12:28 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 756/984 76.83%
kingspeak 836/860 97.21%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 7328/7352 99.67%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1116/1272 87.74%
kingspeak 5960/5960 100%
lonepeak 832/864 96.3%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 9/27/16