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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 infer1.arc.vt.edu 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.

New ARC flagship CPU cluster Tinkercliffs featured in VT news

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:
https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2020/10/it-arc-tinkercliffs-supercomputer.html

ARC also has a webpage for introducing Tinkercliffs to the VT community and will continue to add more resources in the coming months:

https://arc.vt.edu/tinkercliffs/

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.