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Visionarium Open House

March 4, 2014

Are you interested in the immersive experience? Have you ever wondered how you could incorporate visualization into your classroom, research, or studies? Come visit the Visionarium Open House! The ARC staff will be available to run demos and answer questions in Torgersen 3050 on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 and Wednesdays from 1:30-3 all semester long!

HPC Day, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

As the breadth and impact of High Performance Computing (HPC), Bioinformatics, and Visualization continue to grow, Virginia Tech is proud to host an inaugural day-long event to connect the campus community in a computational commonwealth. The program will include tours, short research talks, keynote addresses, and a poster session. Click here for more information.

BlueRidge Expanded with Intel MIC (Xeon Phi) Coprocessors

February 11, 2014

The computational capacity of BlueRidge, ARC's flagship cluster, has been significantly enhanced through the addition of Intel MIC coprocessors. This new hardware presents exciting new opportunities for Virginia Tech's researchers. For more information, click here.

Spring 2014 NLI Short Courses

January 13, 2014

This spring, ARC will offer fifteen short courses through Virginia Tech Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI), formerly Faculty Development Institute (FDI). These courses will generally be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:00-3:15 in Torgersen 3060. Users can enroll through NLI here. Click here for course descriptions and registration information.

ARC is Hiring!

December 5, 2013

ARC is growing its team to support the cutting-edge computational science and engineering of our faculty and students. We are seeking talented candidates for three positions: Director of High Performance Computing, Computational Scientist (High Performance Visualization), and Computational Scientist (High Performance Computing). Click here for positions descriptions and how to apply.

ARC at SC13

November 18-22, 2013

ARC shared a booth with the University of Virginia at SC13, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, and Storage Analysis, in Denver, Colorado. The booth highlighted work being done on ARC's resources and by ARC's personnel. For more information, click here.

Fall 2013 NLI Short Courses

August 23, 2013

This fall, ARC will offer nine short courses through Virginia Tech Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI), formerly Faculty Development Institute (FDI). These courses will generally be held each Wednesday afternoon from 3:00-4:45 in Torgersen 3060. Users can enroll through NLI here. Click here for course descriptions and registration information.

NVIDIA to hold GPU Computing Workshop at Virginia Tech

August 14-15, 2013, 9am-4pm, Torgersen 2150

NVIDIA will hold a two-day GPU-programming workshop, providing a crash course in heterogeneous computing ideal for both new and existing users of HokieSpeed. Lunch will be provided. Interested parties can register here. Click here for more information.

BlueRidge, New Large-Scale Cluster

March 20, 2013

Today ARC launches a new large-scale machine, BlueRidge. BlueRidge is comprised of 318 Intel Sandy Bridge nodes. With a total of 5,088 cores and 20 TB of memory, BlueRidge is ARC's largest research computing system to date. For more information, click here.

ARC is Hiring!

March 7, 2013

ARC is growing its team to support the cutting-edge computational science and engineering of our faculty and students. We are seeking talented candidates for four positions, descriptions of which are here. Click here for positions descriptions and how to apply.

Spring 2013 Training Courses

January 7, 2013

ARC is offering a number of training courses through the Virginia Tech Faculty Development Institute (FDI) this spring. For faculty enrolled in FDI's new computer program, ARC is offering a faculty track in High-Performance Computing and Visualization (Track V). We will also be hosting a Software Carpentry Boot Camp all day on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1. Click here for course descriptions and registration information.

February 2013 HPC & Visualization Workshop

February 7-8, 2013, 9-5pm, Torgersen 3060

Advanced Research Computing will offer a two-day workshop through the Virginia Tech Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and taught by Dr. Byoung-Do Kim, Dr. Nicholas Polys, Justin Krometis, Dr. James McClure, and Dr. Gabriel Mateescu. Users can enroll through FDI here. For more information, click here.

ARC at SC12

December 13, 2012

From November 12-16, ARC shared a booth with the University of Virginia at SC12, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, and Storage Analysis, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The booth highlighted work being done on ARC's resources and other computing and visualization-based research at Virginia Tech. For more information, click here.

Jack Dongarra Visit

November 1, 2012

ARC and the Department of Computer Science are jointly hosting Dr. Jack Dongarra of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (and LINPACK fame) next Thursday, November 1. He will be giving the Computer Science Distinguished Lecture "On the Future of High Performance Computing: How to Think for Peta and Exascale Computing" that morning from 9:30-10:30am in 300 Whitemore. A Meet-the-Speaker session will be held from 8:45-9:15am in Torgerson Museum. For more information, click here.

Fall 2012 FDI Short Courses

August 20, 2012

This fall, ARC will offer six two-session short courses through the Virginia Tech Faculty Development Institute (FDI). These courses will generally be held each on Monday afternoon from 3:00-4:45 in Torgersen 3060. Users can enroll through FDI here. Click here for course descriptions and registration information.

2012 HPC & Visualization Workshop

August 15-16, 2012, 9-5pm, Torgersen 3060

Advanced Research Computing will offer a two-day workshop through the Virginia Tech Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and taught by Dr. Byoung-Do Kim, Dr. Nicholas Polys, Justin Krometis, Dr. James McClure, and Dr. Gabriel Mateescu. Users can enroll through FDI here. For more information, click here.

System X and SGI Altix Retirement

May 21, 2012

System X, once the third-fastest computer in the world, and the SGI Altix systems (Inferno, Inferno2, and Cauldron) are being retired today so that ARC can fully transition to our new storage system and begin preparing for the arrival of a new large-scale Linux cluster. System X served the Virginia Tech research community for nine years; the systems combined ran more than 214,000 jobs in that span. More information about System X can be found on the System X History page.

Drs. Mateescu and McClure join ARC

May 1, 2012

In the last week, ARC has added two new Computational Scientists, Dr. Gabriel Mateescu and Dr. James McClure, increasing ARC's total staff size to six, increasing ARC's capacity for both user support and training and research collaboration. You can read more about these new hires and other ARC staff on our Personnel page.

HokieOne, New Shared-Memory Machine

April 16, 2012

Today ARC launches a new shared-memory machine, HokieOne. The system is roughly twice the combined size of ARC's previous shared-memory machines, Inferno and Cauldron, which are scheduled for retirement on or about June 1. For more information, click here.

Spring 2012 MATLAB FDI Course

March 8, 2012

In April, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM) and ARC will offer a two-session short course on Parallel Computing with MATLAB through the Virginia Tech Faculty Development Institute (FDI). The course will be taught by Dr. Eugene Cliff of ICAM and Justin Krometis of ARC. Users can enroll through FDI here. For more information, click here.

ARC Launches New Website

February 7, 2012

ARC debuts a new website today, designed to better facilitate the use of research and visual computing clusters by faculty and students through the provision of more complete and easier-to-access system documentation and interactive forms. For more information, click here.

Spring 2012 FDI Courses

January 5, 2012

In February and March, ARC will offer three two-session short courses through the Virginia Tech Faculty Development Institute (FDI). These courses will be taught by Dr. Byoung-Do Kim, Justin Krometis, and Dr. Nicholas Polys and held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:45 in Torgersen 3080. Users can enroll through FDI here. For more information, click here.

About ARC

Advanced Research Computing at Virginia Tech is a unit within the Office of the Vice President of Information Technology devoted to maintaining, advancing, and providing support to large-scale research computing systems in the university.

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