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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.

New CHPC storage option - archive storage


Student Summer Research Opportunities


Utah Data Science Day - January 13th, 2017


CHPC upgrade of cluster OS to CentOS7

The OS upgrade on lonepeak will start on Tuesday November 29 at noon. We anticipate that the lonepeak nodes will be down for about two weeks.


CHPC Fall Presentations


Allocation Proposals Due December 1st, 2016


Tangent Cluster unavailable 8 am November 8th-23rd


 Linux Security Patch to be Installed beginning October 26th

This includes all compute cluster interactive nodes, including the owner interactive nodes, the frisco nodes, the meteo and atmos nodes. Please take whatever steps necessary to save you work if you have jobs running on these resources. No additional notices will be given.


Impact of two-factor authentication requirement at CHPC


New software license status page


New GPU nodes on kingspeak and new GPU procedures on ember


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

CHPC on Twitter

News History...

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: 12/05/16 9:28 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 780/996 78.31%
kingspeak 864/880 98.18%
lonepeak Status Unavailable
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6580/6580 100%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1236/1284 96.26%
kingspeak 5696/6220 91.58%
lonepeak Status Unavailable

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 12/2/16