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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 Data Center Tour

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour - October 24, 2017


Registration open for: XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: OpenACC 

Posted: Oct 9th, 2018


Upcoming Fall 2018 Presentations:

All presentations  are 1-2pm INSCC auditorium unless noted otherwise


 Retirement of /scratch/lonepeak/serial from general usage

Posted: August 9th, 2018


Introducing New Protected Environment (PE) windows computing environment - Narwhal

Posted: August 6th, 2018


CHPC Spring 2018 Newsletter


 CHPC on Twitter

News History...

food mapping

An Analysis of Tobacco and Food Purchases

Professor John Hurdle, Biomedical Informatics,  has developed QualMART, a tool for helping grocery stores promote healthy eating habits for their customers.  To validate the effectiveness of this tool, the group conducted a study that compared tobacco purchases and the quality of food purchases.  They classified household grocery transactions in the Atlanta region, based on whether shoppers had ever purchased tobacco, and then applied their novel food purchase quality scoring measure to evaluate the household food environment. The master database with 15 months’ shopping activity from over 100,000 households nationally is housed on a HIPAA-compliant cluster at CHPC (accessed via Swasey).

The graphic shows the difference between ‘ever’ and ‘never’ tobacco purchasing groups is significant, with green areas indicating higher food quality scores and grey and red showing lower quality scores, aggregated by the zip code of the grocery shopping location.

This study validated the group's data-driven grocery food quality scoring design as the findings reproduce results from other studies in the scientific literature showing that tobacco users have lower overall diet quality compared to people who do not use tobacco.    

System Status

General Environment

last update: 2018-10-18 12:43:04
General Nodes
system cores % util.
ember 732/984 74.39%
kingspeak 864/880 98.18%
notchpeak 928/928 100%
lonepeak 672/1112 60.43%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
ash 7128/7176 99.33%
notchpeak 1168/1200 97.33%
ember 1220/1220 100%
kingspeak 7172/7340 97.71%
lonepeak 60/400 15%

Protected Environment

last update: 2018-10-18 12:40:03
General Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 0/468 0%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 0/1872 0%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 10/17/18