UTSA has received a technology grant via special discounts from Dell Technologies to support advanced technologies and a new research infrastructure platform at the university. Through the substantial savings to UTSA, this technology grant enables and supports UTSA’s ability to attract leading research scholars and students. With the grant, UTSA invested in a hybrid cloud approach that utilizes solutions from Dell Technologies to help deliver research in data science and cybersecurity.
With the support of the technology grant, UTSA will invest in a broad range of Dell Technologies infrastructure solutions—including servers, storage, networking and data protection—that will serve as the foundation of all research produced at the solutions institution. This includes several of the latest Dell Technologies innovations ranging from a high performance computing (HPC) system for data and compute-intensive projects, storage for big data workloads, software-defined networking, and disaster recovery and business continuity. This will provide reliable services, reduce operating expenses, transform procedures and operating models as well as offer supercomputing resources as a service.
Designed for future expansion, increased performance, optimized storage and maximized skill sets, UTSA’s new HPC cluster features 156 nodes of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers capable of 353 teraflops, an increase of nearly 200 teraflops over its current SHAMU HPC cluster.
The technology grant will allow UTSA University Technology Solutions, under the leadership of Vice President for Information Management and Technology, Kendra Ketchum, to establish a research infrastructure that meets the federal guidelines, policies and regulations of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Texas statutes. The advanced platform will spur innovation and elevate research at UTSA.
This grant will have a profound impact on our research mission, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity and data science.
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