The MPI4PY package allows Python programs to run in parallel under MPI. ARC has not installed this package, but interested users can do so. Installation and usage instructions are posted at https://secure.hosting.vt.edu/www.arc.vt.edu/userguide/mpi4py/ .
Instructors of classes with a computational component can request a presentation on selected topics by an ARC computational scientist.
Topics include overviews of various parallel programming methods, machine learning and data science, visualization, and certain software packages. The level and scope of a presentation can be adjusted in advance, in consultation between the instructor and the ARC presenter.
Because our staff are small in number, and busy supporting the ARC systems, we can only respond to a limited number of presentation requests at any one time.
For more information, contact Alana Romanella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visualize This! is a classroom outreach program that shows students how to enrich their work with visualization.
Staff members from the Visualization Group at Advanced Research Computing (ARC) have prepared visualization presentations that last one class period. They are also eager to work with the instructor in advance, creating a customized presentation that focuses on topics appopriate for a given class.
Users of Virginia Tech’s ARC computing clusters know that, if they want to find information about installed software, they only have to go to the main ARC webpage https://secure.hosting.vt.edu/www.arc.vt.edu/ , and then on the menu bar choose RESOURCES and from that menu select SOFTWARE. This produces an alphabetical list of the more than 250 installed software packages, including the locations and version numbers. But the package listed immediately after lame is LBPMWIA, and as more than one perplexed user has remarked, “Where’s LAPACK?”
In Fall of 2014, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM) and ARC will offer a three-session short course on Parallel Computing with MATLAB as a part of the Virginia Tech Network Learning Initiatives (NLI) curriculum. The course will be taught by Dr. Eugene Cliff of ICAM in conjunction with Advanced Research Computing. Users can enroll through NLI here. Click here for course descriptions and registration information.
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.
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.
Time and location: 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. For more information, click here.