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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.

Recent and upcoming changes to CHPC resources

Posted: February 14th, 2020

  • Frisco node replacements
  • Lonepeak expansion
  • Ember retirement and kingspeak unallocated

Allocation Requests for Spring 2020 are due March 1st

Posted: February 5th, 2020

Spring 2020 CHPC Presentation Schedule

New Notchpeak nodes  now available for use

We have added 32 AMD Rome based nodes (64 cores, 256 GB memory) to the general partition of notchpeak

CHPC Reboot of Windows Servers (Beehive and Narwhal)

At 9 pm on Thursday January 16th to deploy a critical security patch.

Changes to lonepeak cluster

Posted January 7th, 2020

CHPC Fall 2019 Newsletter

K80 GPUs on notchpeak-shared-short partition

Posted October 4th, 2019

CHPC DOWNTIME: OS kernel updates on Clusters

  • (COMPLETED) October 8thstarting at 7:30
    Compute and interactive nodes onlonepeak, kingspeak, tangent, ash, and redwood.  Includes the frisco, atmos and meteo nodes
  • (COMPLETED) September 25th starting at 7:30
    Compute and interactive nodes on ember and notchpeak 

News History...

Tackling Large Medical Genomics Datasets

By Barry Moore, USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

The University of Utah has a long and rich history of genetic research that spans decades and has led to the discovery of over 30 genes linked to genetic disease. These Utah discoveries range from relatively common and well-known heritable disease, such as breast cancer linked to BRCA1/BRCA2 genes, to the truly obscure Ogden syndrome, which in 2010 became the first new genetic disease to be described based on genome sequencing. The Utah Genome Project (UGP), together with clinical investigators across the University of Utah, is continuing this tradition of cutting edge genetic research in Utah by launching several large medical genomics projects over the last year. The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery (UCGD)—the computational engine for the UGP—has partnered with the University’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) to tackle the massive datasets and the large scale computing requirements associated with these projects.

Read the full article in the newsletter

System Status

General Environment

last update: 2020-02-24 04:30:02
General Nodes
system cores % util.
ember 624/876 71.23%
kingspeak 816/832 98.08%
notchpeak 3164/3164 100%
lonepeak 1820/1884 96.6%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
ash 20/7288 0.27%
notchpeak 1956/4528 43.2%
ember 1152/1176 97.96%
kingspeak 3154/5820 54.19%
lonepeak 196/416 47.12%

Protected Environment

last update: 2020-02-24 04:30:02
General Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 0/408 0%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 720/3832 18.79%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 2/14/20