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Advanced Research Computing

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at Virginia Tech is an innovative and interdisciplinary environment advancing computational science, engineering and technology.

Terry Herdman stands in front of the Wright House on Virginia Tech's campus
Terry Herdman, associate vice president for research computing, retires after 48 years of service

Terry Herdman, associate vice president for research computing, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, and professor of mathematics, retired from Virginia Tech effective Sept. 9, 2022.

HPC day 2015
High Performance Computing Day 2015

HPC Day is a day-long showcase of current Virginia Tech supercomputing projects and large-scale research computing. HPC makes it possible for engineering, biological and physical sciences, social research, economics, genomics, and mathematics to leap forward faster than ever, by running simulations and models faster and more comprehensively than was ever before possible.

HPC day 2014
High Performance Computing Day

HPC Day is being held April 11, 2014. This inaugural day-long event includes tours, short research talks, keynote addresses, and a poster session.

VT BlueRidge High Performance Computing
VT BlueRidge High Performance Computing

BlueRidge is Virginia Tech’s latest and largest computing asset. This Cray CS300-ACcluster was ranked in the Top500 list, the industry-standard ranking of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers. Its measured 86.3 teraflops—86.3 trillion floating point operations per second—is more than eight times the computing power provided by System X, which put Virginia Tech on the supercomputing map in 2003.

High Performance Parallel Computing Bootcamp

Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia host the High Performance Parallel Computing Bootcamp from July 28 to August 2, 2008. The bootcamp introduces graduate students, faculty members, and research staff members to the basics of high performance parallel computing.