Our mission is to provide an IT infrastructure for science that supports data intensive research in a highly collaborative environment. This infrastructure includes storage, high-speed network connectivity, a high performance computing platform, and software tools and services to support the advanced analytic needs of the scientific community.
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UT Southwestern supports researchers by leveraging both the new UT CyberInfrastructure project (UTRC) and UT system resources including the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
The UT Data Repository (UTDR), part of UTRC will enable long-term data storage, the hosting of large scientific data collections for collaborations and communities, and analysis capabilities that span multiple collections. UTDR will facilitate data management proposals to NSF and NIH; this is now a requirement in all NSF and NIH proposals. It will be designed by a multi-institution team to ensure that it meets diverse research requirements and can scale up for future needs.
For more information, please visit the UT CyberInfrastructure Home Page or contact the Research Computing Staff.
High Speed Networking
High bandwidth network connectivity between the UT CyberInfrastructure resources and institutions will be provided to enable sharing of data and movement of data to/from computing and data systems. UT SysNet will deploy this high-bandwidth network capability (10 Gbps connection) between the institutions, and will work with institutions to utilize it by resolving ‘last-mile’ issues into research facilities and centers on their campuses.
For information regarding local high bandwidth connectivity, please contact the Research Computing Staff.
High Speed Computation
UT Southwestern works with TACC to provide High Speed Computation. Advanced computing is being provided by the new Lonestar supercomputing system (with archival storage on the Ranch archival facility) at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Lonestar enables parallel computing applications, large shared memory applications, high throughput computing, and remote visualization of large scale data.
Lonestar is a national TeraGrid resource and is one of the most powerful, productive, and comprehensive academic systems in the U.S., and its availability within UTRC now presents a scientific advantage to researchers at UT System institutions.
For information or to request help regarding these resources, please contact the Research Computing Staff.
Research Software Core
The Research Software Core provides a resource to UT Southwestern faculty, students and post doctoral candidates. Software to benefit researchers at low or no cost. This is accomplished through bulk purchases and low cost buy-in to campus-wide licenses. The core is supported by the deans of the graduate and medical schools and by Information Resources.
For more information, please visit the Research Software Core.