We now have a new version of FastX servers – FastX2 – installed on all CHPC interactive nodes and on the frisco nodes. There is a new FastX2 documentation page with details of both getting the new client and how to use . We strongly suggest that users start to migrate to the new FastX2 servers/clients by starting all new sessions with FastX2 so that as you finish work in any currently existing sessions in FastX you can close them, as we are seeing fewer issues with sessions hanging and not being accessible.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can meet to discuss.
Allocation on the general allocation pool for the Summer 2015 quarter (July 1 - Sept 30) are due by Monday, June 1st, 2015. If you are in your final quarter of an existing CHPC allocation you will also receive an email letting you know that it is time for you to submit an allocation renewal request. For more details about this process, please refer to the Allocation Policy.
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:
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.