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.

New version of FastX -- FastX2 -- now available

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.


CHPC research highlights for CASC brochure

 If you are interested in contributing, please contact anita.orendt@utah.edu and we can meet to discuss.

Posted: 5/1/2015

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.


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


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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: 05/28/15 3:51 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 948/948 100%
kingspeak 832/832 100%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 5716/6316 90.5%
apexarch 36/116 31.03%
ember 720/744 96.77%
kingspeak 3348/3392 98.7%
lonepeak 144/672 21.43%

Cluster Utilization