Turning CPU-Cycles Into Science
The Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) provides the resources and expertise to tackle any computationally-intense research project undertaken by the Washington University research community. Located in the university's Genome Institute's 16,000-sq-ft Tier 4 data center at the medical school, the CHPC offers users access to ~1,800 computing cores, 10TB of memory and 19TFLOP/s of computing power as well as high-speed networking, bulk storage and technical support. Our service is free to members of contributing departments at the medical school and Danforth Campus. We exist to facilitate the production of science.
Since our inception in 2010, we have processed over 3.8 million research jobs. We have processed ~20 million processors' hours of work. This would take a single PC-core approximately 2,300 years to accomplish.
The graphic below shows the current CHCP use, the top three users and the number of jobs running/queued in real time.