The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) University Technology Solutions (UTS) has been awarded a 2 year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to boost its high-technology research network.

UTSA will use the funding for the project, “The Roadrunner High-Performance Science, Engineering and Business Demilitarized Zone (DMZ),” to install 10-gigabit-per-second network switches in several research buildings on the UTSA Main Campus. 

The new switches will increase network bandwidth from one gigabit-per-second to 10 gigabits-per-second and improve the speed of data transfer rates five to 10 times for as many as 1,000 network ports in select research laboratories.

Before purchasing any hardware, please contact Brent League to ensure your area will have DMZ capabilities.

Recommended Adapters for 10Gb Ethernet:

  • Apple: Akitio T3TGAA0008Y000 T3-10G: (Thunderbolt3 to 10G Adapter with Intel Alpine Ridge + Aquantia AQC107S) Electronics
  • PC : Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1 or X550-T1

For more information: UTSA Today: Cyberinfrastructure Grant

For more information on how to get your lab(s) connected to the high speed network, contact


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