UTRC logoThe University of Texas System’s UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) initiative supports high performance computing, enhanced network throughput, and data storage to advance biomedical research across the 15 institutions of the System.

Once only used by a handful of researchers in a few research communities, advanced computing has become essential to future progress.

The UTRC, in collaboration with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), leverages advanced computing and visualization resources via TACC’s Lonestar system.  Through the UTRC, UT System researchers have unique access to allocations on Lonestar, one of the world’s most productive high-performance computing (HPC) resources that integrates shared memory nodes, GPU nodes, tools for high-throughput computing, and remote interactive visualization.

These capabilities promotes resource sharing between and among academic institutions to optimize the accessibility and use of HPC assets.

Data storage offered through Corral enables long-term data storage, hosting of large scientific data collections for collaborations and communities, and analysis capabilities that span multiple collections. Such storage capabilities help facilitate data management plans, which are now a required component of all NSF and NIH proposals. The storage architecture has been designed to ensure that it meets diverse research requirements and can be scaled for future needs. Each researcher can receive 5 TB of free storage, with no limits on file or collection size, no file size upload limit, and no network transfer fees.

McGovern Medical School researchers who want to use UTRC’s 10gb connection within the Medical School will have to include the funding for their connection within the school in their grant application.  Information Technology will be happy to work with who wants to include funding in their grant.

The mission of the UTRC is to achieve, sustain, and extend leadership in research programs at all 15 UT System institutions through the development, deployment, support, and application of a world-class, comprehensive, integrated, advanced computing research infrastructure.

For more information, please see the UTRC website.