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.

Upcoming CHPC Presentations  

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium - Hands-on Introduction to Python - part 2

Thursday Mar 5 at 1:30pm in INSCC 345 – Advanced Module Use 

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: MPI

INSCC Auditorium (Room 110) Wednesday-Thursday, March 4th-5th, 2015
TIME: TBA (probably 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with 1hr break)

Presented by XSEDE (hosted locally by Martin Cuma)

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held March 4th - March 5th.


March 10, 2015 at 6:30AM will go down at 2AM


  • No access to from 2AM to about 2PM
  • No network access to any CHPC resources from 6:30AM to about NOON
  • CHPC file systems should be available from desktops that mount these systems early afternoon
  • Clusters will not be available until  about 5PM

News History...

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Autism Research within CHPC’s Protected Environment

The Utah Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Project (UT-ADDM) headed by Deborah Bilder, M.D. and William McMahon, M.D. in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, uses CHPC’s  robust protected environment that allows researchers using protected health information (PHI) to gather, process and store data, increasing user productivity and compliance.  In addition to access to high performance computing power, other tangible benefits for researchers using PHI is that the CHPC handles systems management issues, such as rapid response to electrical power issues, provision of reliable cooling and heating, VPN support for a work-anywhere computing experience, and ensuring a hardened, secure environment compared to office computers or departmental servers. For the institution this resource allows much better compliance and reduces the vulnerabilities of exposure of PHI data. 

System Status

last update: 03/04/15 9:40 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 396/876 45.21%
kingspeak 604/816 74.02%
lonepeak 244/256 95.31%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6148/6304 97.53%
ember 144/768 18.75%
kingspeak 1264/3288 38.44%
lonepeak 8/672 1.19%

Cluster Utilization