CHAP: Available Resources

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

Cheyenne. Cheyenne is a new 5.34-petaflops, high-performance computer built for NCAR by SGI. The new supercomputer was installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in the second half of 2016 and became operational early in 2017. More than 160 million Cheyenne system core-hours are allocated during each allocation cycle. See Cheyenne and University allocations for more information.

Yellowstone. The Yellowstone system is in its final year of service in 2017, allowing researchers who started large projects on the system to complete them. Some limited opportunities are available for requesting extensions for work that must remain on Yellowstone. See University allocations for more information.

Geyser/Caldera. University researchers are encouraged to request access to the Geyser and Caldera analysis and visualization clusters as described in University allocations.

GLADE Project Space. University researchers with large allocations can also request project space on CISL's GLADE resource. A portion of GLADE's  53-PB parallel file space is designated for long-term, unpurged space for 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 available.

HPSS. CISL's HPSS archive is available to university projects. HPSS allocations are tracked separately from HPC resource charges. University projects receive up to 20 TB of long-term archive storage by default. Larger anticipated storage needs should be accompanied by a justification for the planned use.