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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 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.

CHPC Fall Presentations


CHPC Downtime - Wednesday, October 12th starting at 8 am


New software license status page


New GPU nodes on kingspeak and new GPU procedures on ember


Data Center Tour - October 19th, 11 a.m.

Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour

Starting scrub script on scratch file system /scratch/general/lustre

Beginning September 16th, 2016 


CHPC Outage of August 8th


Allocation Requests for Fall 2016 are Due September 1st


Tangent Unscheduled Downtime - Hardware Failure

Posted July 11th, 2016

Tangent was restored to service on July 15th. Jobs that were idle in the batch queue before the hardware issue are now running and users can now submit new jobs. 


Workflows Workshop August 9-10, 2016

 CHPC will be a satellite site for a new HPC workshop on Workflows to be held on August 9 and 10, 9am-3pm MDT each day. The location of the workshop is still to be determined, based on enrollment.

 Registration: https://goo.gl/Eocp4m

Details: https://goo.gl/YbynEC 


Use of General CHPC Interactive (Login) Nodes


Workshop on being a "Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator"

Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 13th, 2016

Applications are now open! 


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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: 09/29/16 7:23 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 972/984 98.78%
kingspeak 808/860 93.95%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 7228/7272 99.39%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1224/1272 96.23%
kingspeak 5724/5936 96.43%
lonepeak 696/864 80.56%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 9/27/16