What is UTRC?
UT System has developed and initiated a strategic plan to build and leverage comprehensive, integrated infrastructure to create an environment that promotes innovation and discovery. The UT System and its 15 institutions are working together to develop, deploy, operate, support, and upgrade the UT System Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) Project with competitive advantages and leadership capabilities that surpass those of our peer institutions. UTRC presents superior, comprehensive scientific capabilities that provide research advantages that:
What are the component projects of UTRC?
Some features of the UTRC discovery environment will include:
UTRC offers increased integration, consistent interfaces, and professional support to ensure that it is utilized effectively and to facilitate collaboration. UTRC resources will receive regular upgrades in capabilities and usability to maintain a scientifically competitive advantage over peer research institutions. UTRC incorporates an integrated, effective operations and user support team across UT System. This team ensures that the systems comprising UTRC (central and distributed, connected at high bandwidth) are easy to use, and works with researchers to help use systems, develop applications, manage and analyze data, and integrate with the decentralized resources.
Please visit UT Research Cyberinfrastructure website for more information.
When will UTRC be ready to support my research?
The Lonestar system is available now for computational research. UT SysNet access at 10Gbps
connectivity is being deployed at campuses now, with many connected in 2011 and the rest in 2012.
UTDR is being designed now with inputs from all of the institutions, with the first phase of deployment expected by October 2011.
More information will be added to this page as UTDR comes online and as UT System institutions are
connected at 10 Gbps.
What is Lonestar? How do I gain access?
The first initiative of UTRC is in production now and available to researchers at all UT System institution immediately. Lonestar is a fully integrated advanced computing system on which UT System researchers can compute, store, analyze, generate, process, and visualize large amounts of data simply all in one place with a single user account. As part of UTRC, UT System researchers have unique access to allocations on Lonestar which integrates:
Getting an account (defining a project, and requesting an allocation) is easy for UT System institution researchers. The lead researcher for a project should connect to the TACC User Portal to request a project allocation; colleagues (collaborators, students, etc.) can also request accounts and use these project allocations. Detailed instructions for Requesting a Project/Allocation can also be found here: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/user-services/new-user-info/
For more information about Lonestar, click here: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/partnerships/utrc
What about Biomedical/Healthcare Research in UTRC?
UTRC will accommodate the many and varied biomedical research programs of the six UT health
institutions, in addition to the diverse science and engineering—including biology—research programs at the nine UT academic universities. Each of the UTRC initiatives will be configured to support diverse research programs of all 15 institutions. Software, usage policies, system configurations, training, and user support will enable the computational biomedical programs to take maximum advantage of Lonestar, the UT Data Repository, and UT SysNet.