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.

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

CHPC Resources Aid Study of Massive Galaxies

University of Utah astronomers are using CHPC parallel computing resources to study galaxy evolution and cosmology. Adam Bolton, assistant professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy, and his research group are members of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) project within the international Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) collaboration.  BOSS is currently building the largest ever three-dimensional map of galaxies using a 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory (APO) in New Mexico.  Researchers are measuring the statistical patterns within this map in order to understand the nature of the mysterious “dark energy” that seems to be accelerating the expansion rate of the universe. Kyle Dawson, another member of the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is also heavily involved in the BOSS project.

System Status

last update: 05/27/16 4:02 pm
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 780/936 83.33%
kingspeak 784/832 94.23%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6032/6296 95.81%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 636/708 89.83%
kingspeak 4848/4848 100%
lonepeak 888/896 99.11%

Cluster Utilization