CHPC Services*

*The resources and services provided by CHPC are dynamic. The following list is not meant to be all inclusive, nor is every service necessarily generally available. CHPC is always open to new ideas and intends to remain responsive as the faculty, technology and expertise change and grow; If a researcher thinks they could use CHPC support, even if the resource is not listed here, we encourage them to explore it with us.

CHPC services provided Campus Wide

  • Large scale computational support for research
    • Access to computational clusters
    • Service Desk: University Working Hours
    • HPC Application Support and Maintenance
    • Computational Development Support (Contact the Service Desk to request assistance)
    • One on one consultation (Contact the Service Desk to request assistance)
    • Shortcourses and Training
    • Hands on labs for Linux and parallel programming
    • Cluster networking
    • Large scratch space storage
    • Periodic Archive Backup of Data
    • Provide expertise in managing shared resources through allocation management and advanced scheduling
  • Advanced Network Services
    • Terminate Special networks, i.e. USU-UofU Grid, NOAA WeatherService
    • End-to-End troubleshooting for research projects, file transfers, project site interconnectivity, etc.
    • Network Tuning for large transfers
    • Specialized protocol testing/tuning/implementation
    • Network Equipment testing
    • National Network interface
    • Specialized Network protocol training
  • Provide Opportunities to showcase Computational Research
    • "CHPC News" semi-annual newsletter
    • Utah Exhibit at annual supercomputing conference (SCXX)
  • Specialized services for Research Computing
    • Statistical Analysis Support
    • Database Support
    • Collaboration with Research Groups
  • Multi-Media consulting services
    • Distance education production
    • DVD design and authoring
    • DVD duplication and printing (< 100 pieces)
    • Research poster design (Posters on the Hill)
    • Promotional video/audio production (research)
    • Visualization rendering and display services
    • Video on demand services (encoding, storage)
    • Live video streaming
    • Image processing
  • Video conference consulting services
    • Video conference facilities
      • Access Grid, Polycom, Marratech, Adobe Connect, Skype
    • Video conference design, installation and support
      • Examples (Eccles Health Sciences Library, College of Humanities, College of Fine Art)
  • Campus Infrastructure support and committees: CHPC staff members are actively involved in the following campus committees
    • ITC
    • IT Managers
    • Network Forum
    • ITAC (past and future)
    • Cyberinfrastructure
    • Green Computing Committee
    • University Training Consortium
    • ISO
    • Wireless
    • Listmaster and Webmaster forums
    • 585 Komas Building Committee
  • Evaluation and testing of new technologies

CHPC Services Provided to INSCC Building

  • Network to the Wall plate within INSCC
    • VPN (utilizes campus VPN services)
    • Wireless within INSCC (provides local wireless and campus wireless)
    • Connectivity to 3 Data Centers
    • Out of Band services for network/system infrastructure
    • Access Control List maintenance for basic network protection
  • Desktop Support
    • Operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac)
    • Software
    • Printing
    • Laptops
  • Monitoring
    • Provide complete system monitoring for all CHPC managed physical and virtual machines
    • Provide complete network monitoring for all CHPC managed network infrastructure
    • Provide monitoring for other groups, as desired
    • Provide full syslog monitoring for all CHPC managed infrastructure
    • Provide monitoring of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers
  • Storage - home directory file servers with full backup support (This service has a fee associated with it)
  • Video conference facilities
    • Access Grid, Polycom, Marratech, Adobe Connect, Skype
  • Scheduling of conference rooms and auditorium
  • Logiplex - CCURE maintenance for building and room access

Data Center

  • Provision racks, networking and physical support for 3 Data Centers

Security Services

  • Provide parts of overall security - each activity is accessed as to appropriate security levels required.
Last Modified: March 03, 2011 @ 15:53:43