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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.

Spring 2017 CHPC Presentation Schedule

The following upcoming sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the INSCC Auditorium


UPDATE - HPC upgrade of cluster OS to CentOS7 - Feb 14, 2017

Kingspeak offline. Both interactive and compute nodes will be out of service beginning March 1st at 9 a.m. - for about 1 week.


CHPC Data Center Tour - March 8th, 1 p.m.

Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour - March 8, 2017


Allocation Requests are Due March 1st, 2017


Scrub of /scratch/general/lustre file system to start January 17th


New CHPC storage option - archive storage


Student Summer Research Opportunities 


CHPC on Twitter

News History...

Yellowstone Supervolcano

Imaging Magma Reservoir beneath Yellowstone Park

The supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park is one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. University of Utah seismologists Fan-Chi Lin, Hsin-Hua Huang, Robert B. Smith and Jamie Farrell have used advanced seismic imaging techniques to develop a more complete view of the magma chamber beneath this supervolcano, extending the known range from 12 miles underground to 28 miles. For the study the researchers used new methods to combine the seismic information from two sources. Data from local quakes and shallower crust were provided by University of Utah Seismographic Stations surrounding Yellowstone. Information on the deeper structures was provided by the NSF-funded EarthScope array of seismometers across the US.

Their recent study, as reported in the May 15, 2015 issue of Science, reveals that along with the previously known upper magma chamber there is also a second previously unknown second reservoir that is deeper and nearly 5 times larger than the upper chamber, as depicted in the cross-section illustration which cuts from the southwest to the northeast under Yellowstone.  This study provides the first complete view of the plumbing system that supplies hot and partly molten rock from the Yellowstone hotspot to the Yellowstone supervolcano. Together these chambers have enough magma to fill the Grand Canyon nearly 14 times. Using resources at the Center for High Performance Computing, new 3D models are being developed to provide greater insight into the potential seismic and volcanic hazards presented by this supervolcano.

System Status

last update: 02/22/17 2:53 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 984/984 100%
kingspeak 868/880 98.64%
lonepeak 216/256 84.38%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 5720/6292 90.91%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1072/1284 83.49%
kingspeak 6180/6448 95.84%
lonepeak 104/832 12.5%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 2/17/17