Advanced Research Computing (ARC) provides the Investment Computing Program to promote faculty and department investment in centralized high-performance computing infrastructure. The program allows researchers to purchase priority access to an ARC system for five years. The program also works with investors to address other research requirements, such as specialized storage needs. While Advanced Research Computing will continue to offer a base level of services to all Virginia Tech faculty, participation in the Investment Computing Program provides a way for departments and individual faculty members to gain access to a larger share of resources than it is otherwise possible for ARC to provide. BlueRidge was partially funded by the investment program.
An investment Memoradum Of Understanding (MOU) is available for the Cascades system. If you have interest in learning more about the Investment Computing Program for Cascades please contact Terry Herdman (firstname.lastname@example.org ). ARC can provide a brief presentation on the Investment Computing program at department meetings or to research teams if desired.
Refer to the linked MOU for investments in compute and storage on cascades:
For storage (only) investments, refer to this MOU: