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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 Presentation Schedule Begins August 25th


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...

Figure 1: Snapshots from simulations of two types of nanomaterials. (a) A highly porous metal-organic framework (ZIF-8), consisting of Zn ions (yellow spheres) and methylimidazolate linkers (nitrogen atoms are colored blue, carbon atoms are colored gray, hydrogen atoms are not shown). (b) A superstructure formed from octahedral silver nanocrys- tals. The pink frame indicates the boundaries of the simulated region. A few nanocrystals are colored yellow and blue to highlight features of the complex structure they form.

Watching Nanomaterials Assemble at CHPC

By Prof. Michael Grünwald, Department of Chemistry 

My son and I like to build remote control cars. The path that leads from a disordered pile of plastic parts and metal screws to a ne race car is straightforward and fun: step after step, we collect the pieces that need to be assembled and put them together according to the instructions. In fact, this assembly strategy is the blueprint for much human building activity and applies almost generally to the con- struction of houses, machines, furniture (in particular the Swedish kind), and many other objects of our daily lives.

Large objects, that is. Building small things, as it turns out, requires a strikingly different approach. Consider, for in- stance, the “objects” illustrated in Figure 1: A porous crys- tal structure made from intricately arranged metal ions and organic molecules (a “metal-organic framework”), and an ordered arrangement of nanoparticles (a “superstructure”), which themselves consist of many thousands of atoms. These structures are examples of “nanomaterials”, objects that derive their unusual properties from their fascinating microscopic structure. Because of their large pores, metal- organic frameworks like the one in Figure 1a can be used to store hydrogen gas, lter CO2, or separate molecules by shape. Depending on the kinds of nanoparticles used, superstructures such as the one in Figure 1b can be used to alter the direction of light, or act as new kinds of solar cells.

See full article in CHPC Newsletter 

System Status

last update: 08/28/16 2:33 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 576/948 60.76%
kingspeak 832/832 100%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 2080/7428 28%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 700/1284 54.52%
kingspeak 4452/4900 90.86%
lonepeak 168/856 19.63%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 8/18/16