(Aug. 1, 2018) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been awarded a 2-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to boost its high-technology research Internet 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.
“The project will benefit UTSA researchers who frequently transfer large amounts of data, including those studying real-time remote surgery, smart buildings and grids, cybersecurity, cloud computing and other topics that require large datasets,” said Brett League, director of the Research Computing Support Group. “The improved infrastructure will also allow UTSA researchers to fully utilize internal resources such as the institutional High Performance Computing cluster and Advanced Visualization Lab.”
Four UTSA faculty and staff members are serving as principal investigators for the project:
Millwater and League collaborated with multiple OIT staff members including Daniel Byrd, director of Infrastructure Services and Keith Trevino, OIT manager for Communications Infrastructure Services, to help develop a strategic technology plan to foster innovative research and collaboration across a broad range of academic disciplines.
“The project is exciting for two major developments. First, a new research-dedicated network will be deployed across campus that will exclusively handle research network traffic, and second, the project will address the “last mile” bottleneck of networking - the research lab to the campus backbone,” said Millwater. “With these two improvements, research connectivity will be dramatically improved.”
UTSA is ranked among the nation’s top five young universities, according to Times Higher Education.
Rosie Castro is an American civil rights activist and educator from San Antonio who has been invovled in prominent groups like the Young Democrats of America, the Mexican American Youth Organization, the Committee for Barrio Betterment and La Raza Unida Party. She is the mother of former presidential candidate Julián Castro and Rep. Joaquín Castro.Virtual Event
In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the book for this month will explore issues of Latinx identity, diversity, equity, student success and social justice. Weekly sessions will include guest speakers and virtual discussions. The club will be reading "Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights" by UTSA professor Dr. Gabriela González.Virtual Event
Organized by faculty and staff from the College for Health, Community and Policy, the third Texas Latino Policy Symposium convenes academics, practitioners and activists from across the state to engage in discussions that examin the need of our Latino population and the impact of COVID-19 in Texas. The goal of this symposium is to formulate policy responses to propose to the Texas legislature that redress the disproportionate lasting impact the pandemic has had on Latino families.Virtual Event
This panel will discuss hispanic serving institutions and their role in serving students and their communities. Sandra Garza, PhD,, assistant professor and coordinator of the Mexican American Studies Program at Northwest Vista College; Paul J. Rodriguez, Ed.D., project director for PIVOT for Academic Success at UTSA; Erin E. Doran, Ed.D., assistant professor of higher education at Iowa State University; Andres Puente, sports marketing major at UTSA and Lilianna Saldaña, PhD., associate professor and program coordinator for the UTSA Mexican American Studies Program will be a part of the panel.Virtual Event
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All students and employees are able to get their flu shot and other vaccines at the Main Campus from October 6 to 7 and at the Downtown Campus on October 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the clinic and the influenza virus, visit the Roadrunner Return page.Denman Room (SU 2.01.28)
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