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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 and data 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.

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Posted February 8th, 2024


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Posted September 8th, 2023

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News History...

Interactions of Insects and Plants

Cataloging the Interactions of Insects and Plants

By Thomas Kursar

Department of Biology, University of Utah

For our NSF-funded project, “Dimensions: Coexistence, Herbivore Host Choice, and Plant-Herbivore Evolution in the Recently Radiated and Speciose Neotropical Tree Genus, Inga," we developed a data repository that is based at CHPC. Our NSF project addresses critical, long-standing questions in tropical ecology, the origin and maintenance of diversity. We focus on the herbivorous insects that consume leaves and the defenses of plants against these invertebrates. We hypothesize that the diversity among plant species of their anti-herbivore defenses is exceedingly high. If it is the case that each species has a distinct defensive niche, this could explain how tropical forests maintain an exceedingly high number of coexisting species. Additionally, we hypothesize that the arms race between plants and herbivores may drive divergence and speciation, thus explaining the origin of diversity in tropical rainforests. Our repository supports this project by storing data and images on plants, herbivores, and the toxic metabolites that plants make in order to defend themselves.

System Status

General Environment

last update: 2024-03-01 20:23:04
General Nodes
system cores % util.
kingspeak 872/972 89.71%
notchpeak 2588/3212 80.57%
lonepeak 2120/3140 67.52%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
ash 1152/1152 100%
notchpeak 9563/18156 52.67%
kingspeak 2496/5468 45.65%
lonepeak 0/416 0%

Protected Environment

last update: 2024-03-01 20:20:02
General Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 124/616 20.13%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 513/6088 8.43%


Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 2/20/24