ARC Presents at Division of IT’s DCSS

Twice each year, the Division of IT at Virginia Tech organizes a Departmental Computing Support Symposium (DCSS) to help comminicate updates or important information which may be of value or interest to anyone in a role of computing support at Virginia Tech.

Recordings and PDFs of the presentations from the Spring 2021 event, held on March 16 and 17, 2021 can be found here and ARC's presentation is here:

Infer, New AI/ML GPU Cluster

ARC is proud to announce the release of a new cluster called Infer, which provides 18 Intel Skylake nodes each equipped with an Nvidia T4 GPU. The cluster’s name "Infer" alludes to the AI/ML inference capabilities of the T4 GPUs derived from the "tensor cores" on these devices. We think they will also be a great all-purpose resource for researchers who are making their first forays into GPU-enabled computations of any type. For more information about the T4 architecture on T4 architecture and performance relative to, e.g., V100 GPUs, see the following pages:

Cluster details and examples are provided on our Infer page. Users may login at and try it out at their earliest convenience. For now, software installs are mostly limited to CUDA and associated toolchains; if users have additional requests please, they may submit them via Help ticket.