RESEARCH COMPUTING SUPPORT GROUP (RCSG)

The Research Computing Support Group (RCSG) provides general consulting on the resources it manages. 

RCSG can assist with:

  • Guidance on the adoption of HPC in your research and education
  • Advice on software development and application optimization
  • Collaboration on grant development

Although RCSG provides guidance to users, we are unable to perform the actual development, optimization, and data analysis.

Please contact us through the ServiceNow portal to set up a meeting with the experienced RCSG staff. 

MEET THE TEAM

Thomas Freeman

Thomas brings over 20 years of IT experience to RCSG. Throughout the past 12 years, he has worked at UTSA with the helpdesk, server team, and RCSG. He currently manages the team that provides the daily operations and technical support for the High-Performance cluster Arc. He also manages support and outreach programs for the university visualization lab.

Trevor Nash 

Trevor has been working at UTSA for four years. He is RCSG's communication liaison responsible for promoting the group's services to our customers and gathering pertinent information relevant to the success of the team's operations.

Mando Rodriguez 

Mando has been working at UTSA since he received his master's degree in computer science in 2006. He works as a research computing and systems administrator, a role he has held for over 15 years. He has conducted research, written software, and published works in bioinformatics and computational neuroscience. Currently, Mando performs, develops, and provides consulting for UTSA's high-performance computing environments.

Zhiwei Wang 

Zhiwei was recruited to UTSA in 2005 as the director of the Computational Biology Initiative (CBI), where he built the very first high-performance computing system at UTSA. He joined the research computing support group in 2016. For the past 17 years, Zhiwei has served the UTSA research community by using his knowledge of parallel programming with different techniques, computer programming with various programming languages, and much more. Additionally, he provides faculty members and researchers with HPC training and in-depth research consulting services.

Richard Zanni 

Richard supports UTSA’s high-performance computing environment and infrastructure, including monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, expansion, and customer support. He ensures the environment is stable and available for users to have the help they need and get the most out of the available resources. Additionally, Richard helps users who might be using other HPC environments, such as TACC, or other resources used for research here at UTSA.