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High Performance Computing


The term high-performance computing (HPC) refers to any computational activity requiring more than a single computer to execute a task. Supercomputers and computer clusters are used to solve advanced computation problems. 

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SHAMU is one of UTSA's high performance computational clusters and is maintained by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Research Computing Support Group (RCSG). RCSG provides performance solutions to Shamu that includes:


  • Support hardware, operating system, and applications
  • Troubleshoot performance issues, system errors, etc 




   Requesting Accounts on Shamu





Please remember to acknowledge the use of Shamu in any publications, papers, reports, etc. Wording should be as stated below:

"This work received computational support from UTSA’s HPC cluster Shamu, operated by the Office of Information Technology."


second harmonic generation theory figure           figure of a hybrid metallic semiconductor nano structure
 Figure representing the second harmonic generation polarization dependence for two gold nanocrescents by Dr. Nicholas Large    Figure showing a hybrid metallic-semiconductor nanostructure (gold nanodisks covered by a monlayer of MoSe2) by Dr. Nicholas Large.


Publications Using SHAMU:

  1. Olufunso, O., Giacomoni, M. (2017). "Enhancing the Performance of Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm for Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reduction." J Water Resources Management and Planning. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000774.
  2. Itaquy, B., Olufunso, O., Giacomoni, M. (2017). "Application of Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm to Reduce Wet Weather Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Surcharge." J of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. doi:10.1061/JSWBAY.0000826
  3. Arpan Maiti, Achyut Maity, Biswarup Satpati, Nicolas Large, and Tapas Kumar Chini (2016).“Efficient Excitation of Higher Order Modes in the Plasmonic Response of Individual Concave Gold Nanocubes.doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11018.







About Shamu:




HPC can be used to:

  • Develop and redesign products
  • Optimize production and delivery processes
  • Analyze or develop large datasets
  • Conduct large-scale research projects
  • Store large amounts of data for future analysis
  • Perform consumer trend monitoring, searching or profiling
  • Create computer visualizations that explain research results
  • Carry out simulations and / or modelling of complex processes

Premier Software on Shamu:


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Major applications include:

  • Data storage and analysis
  • Data mining
  • Simulations
  • Modelling
  • Software development
  • Visualization of complex data
  • Rapid mathematical calculations 

      * additional software can be installed by contacting RCSG *



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