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.

Overview of CHPC - Today!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
INSCC Auditorium
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Nvidia Training

Hosted by NVIDIA
LOCATION: SCI Institute, 72 S. Centeral Campus Drive
DATE: Sept. 29-30, 2015.
TIME: 9 am - 4:30 pm both days
LIMIT: 45 Seats
To register:

ATTENTION: Protected Environment Users

  1. Duo multi-factor authentication will be required after the September 1st downtime (below). 
  2. Downtime of apexarch to upgrade the OS to RHEL6. Begins 8 a.m. September 1st for approximately 2 days.

More details

CHPC Fall 2015 Training Series begins on September 1st

 News History...


Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulation of a Novel Flash Ironmaking Technology

The U.S. steel industry needs a new technology that produces steel from iron ore with lower greenhouse gas emission and energy consumption. At the University of Utah, Prof. Hong Yong Sohn and his team have conceived of a drastically novel idea for an alternative method called the Flash Ironmaking Technology to replace the century-old blast furnace process.  This new technology eliminates the highly problematic cokemaking and pelletization/sintering steps from the current ironmaking processes by directly utilizing iron ore concentrates, which are in abundance in the United States. 

Using CHPC resources, the Sohn group is developing high-resolution computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to select the optimal operating conditions for testing and subsequently reduce the testing time and effort. Simulation results will be used to analyze the results from the flash reactors. Also of high importance, the results of the simulations will assist in the subsequent design of an industrial-scale pilot facility and eventual full-scale commercial plant.

System Status

last update: 09/02/15 6:46 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 780/1008 77.38%
kingspeak 736/832 88.46%
lonepeak 60/256 23.44%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 5132/6296 81.51%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 288/708 40.68%
kingspeak 3444/3616 95.24%
lonepeak 216/992 21.77%

Cluster Utilization