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Virtual Machines

CHPC operates and maintains two virtual machine farms which are available to researchers. One is for general use, and one is for researchers working with sensitive data, such as Protected Health Information (PHI). 

General VM Farm

This primary VM farm is comprised of 6 Dell R815 servers:

  • 4x AMD Opteron 6134 procs (8 x 2.3 GHz cores each, 32 cores total) per server
  •  4 servers with  256 gbytes RAM and 2 servers with 384GB
  • 2x two-port Intel 10-Gigabit NICs 

The storage is comprised of 72 2TB 7200rpm SAS drives.

For more information about access and allocation of the general VM farm, please see:

Protected VM Farm

This primary VM farm is comprised of 2 Dell R730 servers:

  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2680v3 procs (24 x 2.5 GHz cores) per server
  • 384 gbytes RAM 
  • 2x 2-port Intel 10-Gigabit NICs

The storage is comprised of 24 1TB 7200rpm SAS self-encrypting drives (SEDs). This provides 15 TB of usable space.

For more information about access and allocation of the protected VM farm, please see:

Last Updated: 5/25/17