CHAP: Available Resources

University users have access to HPC systems, data analysis and visualization (DAV )resources, disk storage resources, archival storage, and the full range of CISL support and consulting services.

Cheyenne. Cheyenne is a 5.34-petaflops, high-performance computer built for NCAR by SGI. The supercomputer was installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in the second half of 2016 and became operational early in 2017. More than 170 million Cheyenne system core-hours are allocated during each allocation cycle. See Cheyenne and University allocations for more information.

Casper. The Casper cluster is a heterogeneous system of specialized DAV resources and large-memory, multi-GPU nodes. In addition to 20 nodes for analysis and visualization, it includes four nodes that feature large-memory, dense GPU configurations to support explorations in machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) in atmospheric and related sciences.

GLADE project space. University researchers with large allocations can request project space on CISL's GLADE resource. A portion of GLADE's 53-PB parallel file space is designated for use by projects whose disk needs are not met sufficiently by GLADE's scratch or work spaces. Please see the GLADE documentation for information about the file spaces that are available.

Campaign Storage. The NCAR Campaign Storage Archive file system is available to the NCAR labs and to universities that have project allocations. It is archival space for storing data on publication timescales and is not used for development work.