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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.

REU Summer Program Opportunity for Undergrads in Scientific Computing

Spring 2017 CHPC Presentation Schedule

The following upcoming sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the INSCC Auditorium

UPDATE - HPC upgrade of cluster OS to CentOS7 - Feb 14, 2017

Kingspeak offline. Both interactive and compute nodes will be out of service beginning March 1st at 9 a.m. - for about 1 week.

CHPC Data Center Tour - March 8th, 1 p.m.

Eventbrite - UofU Downtown Data Center Tour - March 8, 2017

Allocation Requests are Due March 1st, 2017

Scrub of /scratch/general/lustre file system to start January 17th

New CHPC storage option - archive storage

Student Summer Research Opportunities 

CHPC on Twitter

News History...
HIPAA cluster

HIPAA-compliant Servers at CHPC

CHPC’s security expert Wayne Bradford, along with John Hurdle, Bernie LaSalle and Julio Facelli at BMI, has published a case study of the HIPAA-compliant environment at CHPC.  The study shows “how an HPC can be re-engineered to accommodate clinical data while retaining its utility in computationally intensive tasks such as data mining, machine learning, and statistics.”   Access to CHPC’s secured servers requires double authentication:  first, users must have access to the CHPC virtual private network; and, second, users must be listed in the HPC network information service directory.  Additional security is provided by housing the physical hardware in our data center that has controlled room access. All CHPC employees and the users of the secured servers are required to take the U’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act training. The HIPAA-compliant environment is put to good use.  Wayne reports that “in the first 3 years, researcher count has increased from 6 to 58.”

You can read his full case study here:

System Status

last update: 02/26/17 5:13 am
General Nodes
system procs % util.
ember 912/984 92.68%
kingspeak 868/880 98.64%
lonepeak 256/256 100%
Restricted Nodes
system procs % util.
ash 6236/6992 89.19%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1284/1284 100%
kingspeak 6248/6448 96.9%
lonepeak 824/824 100%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 2/22/17