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.

Use of general CHPC interactive Nodes

Posted May 3rd, 2016

Research Data Services Survey

A Survey to Assist Researchers

For more information, click the link above. Take the Survey

Allocation Requests for Summer 2016 are due June 1st, 2016 

Upcoming Changes to /scratch/kingspeak/serial

May 2nd, Noon: Read Only

June 6th, Noon:  Taken offline to be rebuilt

Workshop on being a "Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator"

Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 13th, 2016

Applications are now open!

/scratch/general/lustre now available for use on ember and lonepeak

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series Event

June 14-17, 2016
Topics covered: OpenMP (shared memory parallelization), OpenACC (GPU programming) and MPI (distributed memory parallelization)

Research Data Services Survey

A Survey to Assist Researchers

For more information, click the link above. Take the Survey


Open Science Grid (OSG) User School 2016

Application Period: Mar 14 - Apr 15, 2016
OSG User School: 25-29 July 2016
Website and brief application:

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Yellowstone Supervolcano

Imaging Magma Reservoir beneath Yellowstone Park

The supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park is one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. University of Utah seismologists Fan-Chi Lin, Hsin-Hua Huang, Robert B. Smith and Jamie Farrell have used advanced seismic imaging techniques to develop a more complete view of the magma chamber beneath this supervolcano, extending the known range from 12 miles underground to 28 miles. For the study the researchers used new methods to combine the seismic information from two sources. Data from local quakes and shallower crust were provided by University of Utah Seismographic Stations surrounding Yellowstone. Information on the deeper structures was provided by the NSF-funded EarthScope array of seismometers across the US.

Their recent study, as reported in the May 15, 2015 issue of Science, reveals that along with the previously known upper magma chamber there is also a second previously unknown second reservoir that is deeper and nearly 5 times larger than the upper chamber, as depicted in the cross-section illustration which cuts from the southwest to the northeast under Yellowstone.  This study provides the first complete view of the plumbing system that supplies hot and partly molten rock from the Yellowstone hotspot to the Yellowstone supervolcano. Together these chambers have enough magma to fill the Grand Canyon nearly 14 times. Using resources at the Center for High Performance Computing, new 3D models are being developed to provide greater insight into the potential seismic and volcanic hazards presented by this supervolcano.

System Status

last update: 05/05/16 12:08 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 1008/1008 100%
kingspeak 832/832 100%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6208/7356 84.39%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 600/708 84.75%
kingspeak 4488/4808 93.34%
lonepeak 672/944 71.19%

Cluster Utilization