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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.

CHPC moving from JIRA to Service-Now for Helpdesk issues and incidents

CHPC Presentation Schedule for Spring 2018 now available

Protected Environment Users: Move of home and project/groups spaces scheduled Jan 4th starting at 8am

Downtime on kingspeak, ash, lonepeak and tangent: Thursday, December 21 8am - 4pm

This is the same fix that was put in place on ember on December 14th which solved the observed issues. Cluster backup up and scheduling jobs by 4:00 p.m. 

/scratch/general/lustre unscheduled downtime - 12/15-18 

  • UPDATE 12/18/17 6:07 p.m. - The /scratch/general/lustre file system is available for use.
  • UPDATE 12/18/17 3:30 p.m. - Hardware replaced and system up, but not ready for use. Watch for notice.

System Issues December 15th, 2017

  • FastX - Resolved 12/15

Posted: December 15th, 2017

CHPC Fall 2017 Newsletter

Tangent Users - issue with jobs not starting - some jobs still not starting successfully 

Updated October 24th, 2017 

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: 01/17/18 1:53 am
General Nodes
system cores % util.
ember 972/984 98.78%
kingspeak 796/844 94.31%
lonepeak 572/1084 52.77%
Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
ash 5448/7224 75.42%
apexarch Status Unavailable
ember 1008/1220 82.62%
kingspeak 5900/7328 80.51%
lonepeak 200/380 52.63%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 1/12/18