Arc is one of UTSA's high performance computational clusters and is maintained by UTS (Tech Solutions) Research Computing Support Group (RCSG). RCSG provides performance solutions to Arc that includes:

  • Supporting hardware, operating system, and applications
  • Troubleshooting performance issues, system errors, etc

Requesting Accounts on Arc

To request a new HPC Account on Arc please click here to submit your support ticket. 

About ARC


HPC can be used to:

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

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 entering a request via the ServiceNow Self-Service Portal.  


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

"This work received computational support from UTSA’s HPC cluster Arc, operated by Tech Solutions."

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

Publications Using the previous HPC cluster, SHAMU:

  • Olufunso, O., Giacomoni, M. (2017). Enhancing the performance of multiobjective evolutionary algorithm for sanitary sewer overflow reduction. Journal of Water Resources Management and Planning, 143(7). doi:10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000774
  • Itaquy, B., Olufunso, O., Giacomoni, M. (2017). Application of multi-objective genetic algorithm to reduce wet weather sanitary sewer overflows and surcharge. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 3. doi:10.1061/jswbay.0000826
  • Maiti, A., Maity, A., Satpati, B., Large, N., & Chini, T.K. (2016). Efficient excitation of higher order modes in the plasmonic response of individual concave gold nanocubes. Journal of Physics and Chemistry, 12, 731-740. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11018
  • Bigdely-Shamlo, N.,Touryan, J., Ojeda, A., Kothe, C., Mullen, T., & Robbins, K. (2019). Automated EEG mega-analysis I: Spectral and amplitude characteristics across studies. Neuroimage, 203, pp. 116361. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116361
  • Bigdely-Shamlo, N.,Touryan, J., Ojeda, A., Kothe, C., Mullen, T., & Robbins, K. (2019). Automated EEG mega-analysis II: Cognitive aspects of event related features. NeuroImage, 203, pp. 116054. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116054