by Pedro Morales · August 7, 2020

A $1.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will allow the cyberinfrastructure team in the Office of Information Technology to connect researchers with a larger support network for using supercomputers. The University will hire and train postdoctoral researchers as high-performance computer research facilitators to help researchers at UT Dallas, UT Arlington and UT San Antonio.

The grant will address the need for shared human expertise in research computing by creating the Texas Research and Education Cyberinfrastructure Services (TRECIS, pronounced “Trekkies”) center. Building on the model of cyberinfrastructure support developed at UT Dallas, this regional hub will extend fast connectivity and networking services to other campuses and will serve as a framework to facilitate cross-campus scientific activities.

TRECIS expects to hire three postdoctoral researchers in chemistry, biology and data sciences — two at UT Dallas and one at UT Arlington — and train them as high-performance computer research facilitators who will then be available to help researchers at UT Dallas and, via network, at UT Arlington and UT San Antonio.

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