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. Visit our Getting Started page for more information.

Tangent users -- issue of new jobs not starting -- resolved Sunday May 29

Please feel free to resume submitting jobs on this cluster.

Posted May 230th, 2016: 

Summer Presentation Series begins June 2nd

Recently added the python presentation

Changes to /scratch/kingspeak/serial

May 2nd, Noon: Read Only

June 6th, Noon:  Taken offline to be rebuilt

Unplanned Network outage starting around 7 a.m. May 19th, may last into May 20th

Posted May 19th, 2016 

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Use of general CHPC interactive Nodes

Posted May 3rd, 2016

Research Data Services Survey


Allocation Requests for Summer 2016 are due June 1st, 2016 


Workshop on being a "Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator"

Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 13th, 2016

Applications are now open!

/scratch/general/lustre now available for use on ember and lonepeak

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series Event

June 14-17, 2016
Topics covered: OpenMP (shared memory parallelization), OpenACC (GPU programming) and MPI (distributed memory parallelization)


Open Science Grid (OSG) User School 2016

Application Period: Mar 14 - Apr 15, 2016
OSG User School: 25-29 July 2016
Website and brief application:

CHPC on Twitter

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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: 05/30/16 9:53 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 648/924 70.13%
kingspeak 832/832 100%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 7408/7448 99.46%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 216/708 30.51%
kingspeak 4620/4816 95.93%
lonepeak 808/896 90.18%

Cluster Utilization