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Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC)

The Center for High Performance Computing provides Research Computing Support for the University of Utah.  As part of the University Information Technology, CHPC’s vision is to support the University’s research mission by meeting the diverse computing resource needs of researchers and by also serving as an expert team in the use of these resources.  The needs, which has grown beyond provisioning HPC resources, include data storage, movement and analytics, security and protected environments, and advanced networking along with the typical HPC resources.   

Highlights of CHPC resources and efforts include:

·        Over 20,000 cores in six clusters that are operated in a condominium manner, including a dynamically provisioned cluster and a protected environment cluster to support projects with sensitive data including protected health information.

·        Over 11 PB of usable storage including homebuilt RAID6 NFS solutions, Lustre and Isilon parallel file systems, and exploratory Ceph based object store file systems.

·        Dedicated Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs) for large scale data transfers utilizing our Science DMZ to bypass the campus firewalls at full network speeds.

·        Virtual machine, statistical, and HPC support both in general and protected environments.

·        Hadoop/Spark environment.

·        Test environments for Intel PHI and nVidia multi-GPU systems.

·        Extensive support, training and education offerings for our user base.

RMACC Lead: Thomas Cheatham

University of Utah

The University of Utah, founded in 1850, is Utah's flagship university and offers nearly 100 undergraduate majors along with more than 92 graduate programs and professional programs in Law, Medicine and Dentistry.  It has an enrollment of about 24,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students. The campus is located on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, about 2 miles from central Salt Lake City.  The University is a national leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and health care, and is home to the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, the Carbon-Capture Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, the USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery, as well as numerous other institutes and centers.   

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112