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.

Introduction to Profiling

Location: INSCC Auditorium
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2015
Time: 1-2 p.m.

Latest CHPC Newsletter - Fall 2015 

Blue Waters Internships

Posted November 9th

OpenACC workshop registration now open

Date: Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2015
For more details and to register please see:

Allocation Requests for Winter 2016 quarter due September 1, 2015

1. Information on the allocation process and relevant forms are located online here:

2. Your request may be for up to 4 quarters.

3. Please submit your request through our online system by going here:

ATTN: users who samba mount CHPC file systems

On Tuesday November 10th starting at 11am  CHPC staff will be making a change in how the authentication to samba mounted spaces is handled.   This process  will take 2-3 hours and during this window users may experience failures during the authentication step when initiating a mount.  If this happens, please wait a few minutes and try again.

CHPC Data Center Tours: Nov 5th and Dec 3rd, 2015 

CHPC is going to start offering tours of the University of Utah Downtown Data Center where most of our production systems reside. The tours are limited to 20 people, and depending on continued interest we may schedule more in the future.Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour 

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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: 11/29/15 9:18 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 960/1008 95.24%
kingspeak 344/832 41.35%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 3612/6220 58.07%
apexarch 136/152 89.47%
ember 120/708 16.95%
kingspeak 2084/3920 53.16%
lonepeak 672/992 67.74%

Cluster Utilization