ARC hosted a user's meeting on April 6, 2021 to share updates and ongoing developments at ARC. The slides from the presentation are available here ARC_user_meeting_6Apr2021.pptx and contain much of the information which was covered and links to some resources that may be useful to the research computing community at Virginia Tech.
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.
Tinkercliffs, ARC's most recent cluster, is online and is making news owing to its scale (more than 300 nodes and almost 42,000 CPU cores) and some of the challenges the acquisition and commisioning faced in the COVID-19 era.
See the news article here:
ARC also has a webpage for introducing Tinkercliffs to the VT community and will continue to add more resources in the coming months:
As of early October, access to the cluster is provided though a consultation with an ARC computational scientist. You may reach out to one of the team directly or submit a ticket requesting a consultation via arc.vt.edu/support.