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.

Upcoming CHPC Presentations  

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium - Hands-on Introduction to Python - part 2

Thursday Mar 5 at 1:30pm in INSCC 345 – Advanced Module Use 

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: MPI

INSCC Auditorium (Room 110) Wednesday-Thursday, March 4th-5th, 2015
TIME: TBA (probably 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with 1hr break)

Presented by XSEDE (hosted locally by Martin Cuma)

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held March 4th - March 5th.


March 10, 2015 at 6:30AM will go down at 2AM


  • No access to from 2AM to about 2PM
  • No network access to any CHPC resources from 6:30AM to about NOON
  • CHPC file systems should be available from desktops that mount these systems early afternoon
  • Clusters will not be available until  about 5PM

News History...

CHPC Resources Aid Study of Massive Galaxies

University of Utah astronomers are using CHPC parallel computing resources to study galaxy evolution and cosmology. Adam Bolton, assistant professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy, and his research group are members of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) project within the international Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) collaboration.  BOSS is currently building the largest ever three-dimensional map of galaxies using a 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory (APO) in New Mexico.  Researchers are measuring the statistical patterns within this map in order to understand the nature of the mysterious “dark energy” that seems to be accelerating the expansion rate of the universe. Kyle Dawson, another member of the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is also heavily involved in the BOSS project.

System Status

last update: 03/04/15 4:10 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 204/876 23.29%
kingspeak 620/832 74.52%
lonepeak 244/256 95.31%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6148/6304 97.53%
ember 144/756 19.05%
kingspeak 1504/3288 45.74%
lonepeak 48/672 7.14%

Cluster Utilization