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.

Introduction to Profiling

Location: INSCC Auditorium
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2015
Time: 1-2 p.m.

Latest CHPC Newsletter - Fall 2015 

Blue Waters Internships

Posted November 9th

OpenACC workshop registration now open

Date: Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2015
For more details and to register please see:

Allocation Requests for Winter 2016 quarter due September 1, 2015

1. Information on the allocation process and relevant forms are located online here:

2. Your request may be for up to 4 quarters.

3. Please submit your request through our online system by going here:

ATTN: users who samba mount CHPC file systems

On Tuesday November 10th starting at 11am  CHPC staff will be making a change in how the authentication to samba mounted spaces is handled.   This process  will take 2-3 hours and during this window users may experience failures during the authentication step when initiating a mount.  If this happens, please wait a few minutes and try again.

CHPC Data Center Tours: Nov 5th and Dec 3rd, 2015 

CHPC is going to start offering tours of the University of Utah Downtown Data Center where most of our production systems reside. The tours are limited to 20 people, and depending on continued interest we may schedule more in the future.Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour 

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HIPAA cluster

HIPAA-compliant Servers at CHPC

CHPC’s security expert Wayne Bradford, along with John Hurdle, Bernie LaSalle and Julio Facelli at BMI, has published a case study of the HIPAA-compliant environment at CHPC.  The study shows “how an HPC can be re-engineered to accommodate clinical data while retaining its utility in computationally intensive tasks such as data mining, machine learning, and statistics.”   Access to CHPC’s secured servers requires double authentication:  first, users must have access to the CHPC virtual private network; and, second, users must be listed in the HPC network information service directory.  Additional security is provided by housing the physical hardware in our data center that has controlled room access. All CHPC employees and the users of the secured servers are required to take the U’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act training. The HIPAA-compliant environment is put to good use.  Wayne reports that “in the first 3 years, researcher count has increased from 6 to 58.”

You can read his full case study here:

System Status

last update: 11/26/15 5:56 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 984/1008 97.62%
kingspeak 812/832 97.6%
lonepeak Status Unavailable
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6208/6232 99.61%
apexarch 136/152 89.47%
ember 240/708 33.9%
kingspeak 1684/3944 42.7%
lonepeak Status Unavailable

Cluster Utilization