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.

Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering Summer School

posted: 4/17/2015

We are happy to announce that we will again be one of about ten sites nation wide webcasting this year's Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering Summer School classes.

For more information and to register, please visit the following links:

Performance Tuning: 8/17-21

Science Visualization: 8/24-25

Power Outage of INSCC Building

posted: 4/15/2015

All occupants of  INSCC --

There is an electrical outage scheduled for the INSCC Building on Monday April 20, 2015.  Power is scheduled to be out from 5:00AM until 5:30 AM.  Please be sure to turn off all computers and other equipment in the office/lab areas of the building before 5 AM on Monday morning.

For those with equipment in the INSCC computer room:  Please make arrangements to have all non-essential equipment turned off before this time in order to avoid problems with heat as the AC unit is not on the backup generator. This will allow us to keep critical gear operational using the UPS during this window.  If you have any concerns about turning off equipment in this room please talk to either Joe Breen or Alan Wisniewski by Friday afternoon.

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Air Quality Modeling at CHPC

Collaboration between the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) and the University of Utah’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) now gives the air quality modeling group at UDAQ access to advanced computing resources.  This cooperative agreement began with a request from the Utah office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for consultation on air quality modeling to support environmental impact analysis needed to process natural gas drilling permits in the Uintah Basin.  This collaboration between UDAQ and CHPC is now a critical element in UDAQ’s ability to conduct air quality modeling for a wide variety of applications throughout the state, from the urbanized Wasatch Front to energy production areas of the Uintah Basin. 

System Status

last update: 04/21/15 3:43 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 120/924 12.99%
kingspeak 672/832 80.77%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 3268/6316 51.74%
ember 312/768 40.63%
kingspeak 2364/3432 68.88%
lonepeak 336/640 52.5%

Cluster Utilization