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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.

CHPC Fall Presentations

New software license status page


New GPU nodes on kingspeak and new GPU procedures on ember


Data Center Tour - October 19th, 11 a.m.

Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour

Starting scrub script on scratch file system /scratch/general/lustre

Beginning September 16th, 2016 


CHPC Outage of August 8th


Allocation Requests for Fall 2016 are Due September 1st


Tangent Unscheduled Downtime - Hardware Failure

Posted July 11th, 2016

Tangent was restored to service on July 15th. Jobs that were idle in the batch queue before the hardware issue are now running and users can now submit new jobs. 


Workflows Workshop August 9-10, 2016

 CHPC will be a satellite site for a new HPC workshop on Workflows to be held on August 9 and 10, 9am-3pm MDT each day. The location of the workshop is still to be determined, based on enrollment.

 Registration: https://goo.gl/Eocp4m

Details: https://goo.gl/YbynEC 


Use of General CHPC Interactive (Login) Nodes


Workshop on being a "Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator"

Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 13th, 2016

Applications are now open! 


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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: 09/27/16 7:43 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 612/996 61.45%
kingspeak 808/880 91.82%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 7416/7416 100%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1152/1284 89.72%
kingspeak 5868/5960 98.46%
lonepeak 800/904 88.5%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 9/26/16