High Performance Computing Day was held April 6. 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.
Featured speakers brought insights into state-of-the-art high performance computing. These were Cleve Moler, Chief Mathematician of MathWorks, Rupak Biswas, head of Advanced Computing at National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Sallie Keller, Director and Professor of Statistics, Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech. Panel discussants focused on “What Can ARC do for You and Your Research,” helping participants learn more about the educational and support services that can boost adoption of cutting-edge tools available, and on organizing HPC in a higher education environment. Finally, HPC Day showcased the work of current researchers from diverse content areas.