Winged Insect – Visual Communications Design

The “Wing It” exhibit (both actual and virtual) just won a 2018 SEGD Global Design Merit award!!

The Winged Insect Exhibition is designed by students in Environmental Design and New Media course. Students created multiple virtual versions of The Winged Insects exhibition before holding the exhibition in the actual space. The 3D designs were developed with tools like Sketchup, Maya, and Blender to produce ISO-IEC standard X3D.  The X3D version of the Exhibition allows for multi-stakeholder and multi-platform design presentations through Web3D and Immersive Hyper Cube experience.
Through the X3D version of Winged Insects exhibition in the Hyper Cube students experienced multiple prototypes and changed their design in the virtual space. This is the final design of The Winged Insects exhibition in the Cowgill Hall at Virginia Tech.

Spring 2018 ARC Workshops and Tutorials

ARC will offer many free classes on scientific computing, sponsored by Network Learning Initiatives (NLI) and held in room 1100 Torgersen. NLI encourages you to register for these classes through their web site, but unregistered auditors are welcome to sit in.

For a list of dates, times, and titles for the classes, refer to

Accessing LAPACK from the MKL library

Many user programs reference the LAPACK (Linear Algebra PACKage) library. The ARC software library does not include a standalone compiled version of this library. However, a highly tuned version of the LAPACK library is included in the ATLAS library (along with the BLAS, FFT functions, and many others). The optimized versions of LAPACK functions available through the MKL library typically offer better performance than a user could get from a source code library of LAPACK. For details, refer to .