BLACKSBURG, Va., April 2, 2014 -  Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the High Performance Computing Group at Advanced Research Computing at Virginia Tech have partnered to host High Performance Computing Research Day on Friday, April 11th. The event, held jointly in locations around campus, will host a variety of open house tours of high-performance computing-related projects, as well as talks, a poster session, and reception. Visit the website for an updated schedule

The day will kick off with visits to the Visionarium, Advanced Research Computing’s most immersive virtual environment. At VBI, talks will be given by faculty about the latest bioinformatics research requiring high-performance computing.

At 12:15pm, keynote speaker Rick Stevens will discuss how the emerging science of systems biology requires new models and architecture in high-performance computing. He will also explain how computational biology will impact medicine, biological studies, and engineering. Stevens is the co-architect of the Department of Energy’s Systems Biology Knowledgebase project and a co-principle investigator for the NIAID Bioinformatics Resource Center.

The keynote will be followed by plenary talks and a panel titled “Computing at the Edge: Applications of HPC and HPV in the future of Computational Science at VT.” A poster session and reception in Owens Banquet Hall will complete the day.

For more information, visit the website or contact:

VBI: Kathy O'Hara,

ARC: Alana Romanella,

April 02, 2014