UTRC / UT System

The University of Texas Research Cyberinfrastructure


The UT System implemented the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) initiative to provide new capabilities that advance current and future research efforts across all UT institutions. By providing a combination of advanced computational systems, a large data storage opportunity, and high bandwidth data access between the institutions, UTRC enables researchers within all 15 UT System institutions to collaborate with each other and compete at the forefront of science and discovery.

UTRC incorporates integrated operations (central and distributed, connected at high bandwidth) and works with researchers to develop applications, manage and analyze data, and integrate with the decentralized resources. Through the UTRC Project, the UT System has facilitated, stimulated and supported leadership in computational science research across Texas, as well as, attracted additional funding and the best faculty and students to UT institutions.

The collaboration between UT System and TACC leverages advanced computing, visualization resources, and support services to enable researchers to learn to use UTRC resources effectively. TACC staff members also assist research teams in employing the software and expertise necessary to foster educational innovation, and are dedicated to providing the research and development, consulting and training required so users can take full advantage of TACC resources, services and educational programs.

For more information, visit the UTRC initiative.

Resources at TACC

I. Lonestar

Lonestar is one of the most productive, multi-use cyberinfrastructure HPC and remote visualization resources in the world. This Dell Linux cluster is funded by The University of Texas at Austin, UT's Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), UT System, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and the National Science Foundation, and serves as a unique resource to researchers at all 15 UT System institutions. For more information, please refer to the following resources:

II. Corral

Corral leads the way in the preservation and sharing of data for researchers. Deployed in 2009, Corral supports data-centric science at The University of Texas at Austin, and throughout the U.S. This storage and data management resource is designed and optimized to support large-scale collections and a collaborative research environment. For more information, please refer to the following resources:

Contributing TACC Staff

Dan Stanzione

Executive Director
dan@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-232-3755

Matthew Vaughn

Director of Life Sciences Computing
vaughn@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-232-7124

John Fonner

Research Associate
jfonner@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-232-5939

Sivakumar "Siva" Kulasekaran

Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III
siva@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-475-6385

Brian Beck

Life Science Research Associate
bbeck@tacc.utexas.edu | 940-488-4703

Chris Jordan

Manager, Data Management & Collections
ctjordan@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-471-2763

Jawon Song

Research Associate
jawon@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-471-7291

Gregory Zynda

Research Engineering / Scientist Associate
gzynda@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-475-9411

William (Joe) Allen

Life Science Research Associate
wallen@tacc.utexas.edu | 713-794-1771

Preston Broadfoot

Research Computing Program Manager
pbroadfoot@utsystem.edu | 512-579-5099